The Relationship Between Weight Loss Success and Dysfunctional Attitudes Scale of Obesity (DASOB) and Automatic Thoughts Scale of Obesity (ATSOB) Scores of Obese Patients
Nazal Bardak Dirikli1, Sultan Okumuşoğlu2
1Nazal Bardak Dirikli, (M.Sc. Dietician) is currently Lecturer at Eastern Mediterranean Üniversity and doing Private Practice at her Own Nutrition and Diet Center.
2Dr. Sultan Okumuşoğlu, (PhD. in Clinical Pschology) is currently Lecturer and Head of Psyhology Department at Girne American University.
Manuscript received on March 11, 2015. | Revised Manuscript received on March 22, 2015. | Manuscript published on April 15, 2015. | PP: 1-2 | Volume-1 Issue-7, April 2015. | Retrieval Number: G0052041715
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Abstract: The main purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between weight loss success and Dysfunctional Attitudes Scale of Obesity (DASOB) and Automatic Thoughts Scale of Obesity (ATSOB) scores of obese patients. 70 obese participants were taken from patients of a private practicing nutrition and diet clinic who applied for the first time. After the patients decide to enroll to the study, scales were given. Three month diet therapy is carried out weekly with the aim of weight loss. As a result the findings of this study suggests that if we can predict Dysfunctional Attitudes of patients related with obesity before starting, we can differentiate the patients who can not adhere themselves to diet protocols without additional psychological help.
Keywords: Dysfunctional thoughts, Dysfunctional beliefs; Dysfunctional attitudes; Cognitions; Weight-loss success; Obesity; Automatic Thoughts.