Kristina Elfhag

Summary

Affiliation: Karolinska Institutet
Country: Sweden

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Who succeeds in maintaining weight loss? A conceptual review of factors associated with weight loss maintenance and weight regain
    K Elfhag
    Obesity Unit, Karolinska University Hospital Huddinge, Stockholm, Sweden
    Obes Rev 6:67-85. 2005
  2. doi request reprint Initial weight loss is the best predictor for success in obesity treatment and sociodemographic liabilities increase risk for drop-out
    Kristina Elfhag
    Obesity Unit, Karolinska University Hospital Huddinge, Stockholm, Sweden
    Patient Educ Couns 79:361-6. 2010
  3. doi request reprint Self-esteem links in families with 12-year-old children and in separated spouses
    Kristina Elfhag
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    J Psychol 144:341-59. 2010
  4. ncbi request reprint Sugar-sweetened and artificially sweetened soft drinks in association to restrained, external and emotional eating
    K Elfhag
    Child and Adolescent Public Health Epidemiology Group, Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
    Physiol Behav 91:191-5. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint [Those who themselves choose bariatric surgery are the most suitable candidates. The intervention requires life-long adaptation, important to check if the patient is upp to it]
    Kristina Elfhag
    Karolinska Institutet, Karolinska Universitetssjukhust, Stockholm
    Lakartidningen 104:1406-8. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Who will lose weight on sibutramine and orlistat? Psychological correlates for treatment success
    K Elfhag
    Obesity Unit, Karolinska Institute, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
    Diabetes Obes Metab 10:498-505. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint TAS-20 alexithymia in obesity, and its links to personality
    Kristina Elfhag
    Obesity Unit, Karolinska Institutet, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
    Scand J Psychol 48:391-8. 2007
  8. doi request reprint Food consumption, eating behaviour and self-esteem among single v. married and cohabiting mothers and their 12-year-old children
    Kristina Elfhag
    Child and Adolescent Public Health Epidemiology Group, Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, 171 76 Stockholm, Sweden
    Public Health Nutr 11:934-9. 2008
  9. doi request reprint Consumption of fruit, vegetables, sweets and soft drinks are associated with psychological dimensions of eating behaviour in parents and their 12-year-old children
    Kristina Elfhag
    Child and Adolescent Public Health Epidemiology Group, Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Norrbacka, SE 171 76, Stockholm, Sweden
    Public Health Nutr 11:914-23. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Personality traits and eating behavior in the obese: poor self-control in emotional and external eating but personality assets in restrained eating
    Kristina Elfhag
    Obesity Unit, M73, Karolinska University Hospital, SE 141 86 Stockholm, Sweden
    Eat Behav 9:285-93. 2008

Detail Information

Publications26

  1. ncbi request reprint Who succeeds in maintaining weight loss? A conceptual review of factors associated with weight loss maintenance and weight regain
    K Elfhag
    Obesity Unit, Karolinska University Hospital Huddinge, Stockholm, Sweden
    Obes Rev 6:67-85. 2005
    ..Factors that may pose a risk for weight regain include a history of weight cycling, disinhibited eating, binge eating, more hunger, eating in response to negative emotions and stress, and more passive reactions to problems...
  2. doi request reprint Initial weight loss is the best predictor for success in obesity treatment and sociodemographic liabilities increase risk for drop-out
    Kristina Elfhag
    Obesity Unit, Karolinska University Hospital Huddinge, Stockholm, Sweden
    Patient Educ Couns 79:361-6. 2010
    ..To identify pre-treatment factors related to weight loss in obesity treatment...
  3. doi request reprint Self-esteem links in families with 12-year-old children and in separated spouses
    Kristina Elfhag
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    J Psychol 144:341-59. 2010
    ..The stronger mother-girl link suggests that maternal identification of self-esteem is an environmental factor for girls in particular...
  4. ncbi request reprint Sugar-sweetened and artificially sweetened soft drinks in association to restrained, external and emotional eating
    K Elfhag
    Child and Adolescent Public Health Epidemiology Group, Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
    Physiol Behav 91:191-5. 2007
    ..Light soft drinks may be perceived as an adequate substitute in the use of foods for comfort, meaning the sweet taste may be sufficient for this purpose...
  5. ncbi request reprint [Those who themselves choose bariatric surgery are the most suitable candidates. The intervention requires life-long adaptation, important to check if the patient is upp to it]
    Kristina Elfhag
    Karolinska Institutet, Karolinska Universitetssjukhust, Stockholm
    Lakartidningen 104:1406-8. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Who will lose weight on sibutramine and orlistat? Psychological correlates for treatment success
    K Elfhag
    Obesity Unit, Karolinska Institute, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
    Diabetes Obes Metab 10:498-505. 2008
    ..To study the associations between weight loss with sibutramine and orlistat with psychological aspects that may interact with patients' response to these drugs...
  7. ncbi request reprint TAS-20 alexithymia in obesity, and its links to personality
    Kristina Elfhag
    Obesity Unit, Karolinska Institutet, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
    Scand J Psychol 48:391-8. 2007
    ..The associations were more prominent for the women, and some gender-specific patterns not previously reported were also revealed...
  8. doi request reprint Food consumption, eating behaviour and self-esteem among single v. married and cohabiting mothers and their 12-year-old children
    Kristina Elfhag
    Child and Adolescent Public Health Epidemiology Group, Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, 171 76 Stockholm, Sweden
    Public Health Nutr 11:934-9. 2008
    ..married/cohabiting mothers and in their children is needed. Psychological dimensions of eating behaviour and self-esteem are also of relevance to explore for single mothers and their children...
  9. doi request reprint Consumption of fruit, vegetables, sweets and soft drinks are associated with psychological dimensions of eating behaviour in parents and their 12-year-old children
    Kristina Elfhag
    Child and Adolescent Public Health Epidemiology Group, Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Norrbacka, SE 171 76, Stockholm, Sweden
    Public Health Nutr 11:914-23. 2008
    ..The role of the parent's characteristics for their children's food intake was also explored...
  10. ncbi request reprint Personality traits and eating behavior in the obese: poor self-control in emotional and external eating but personality assets in restrained eating
    Kristina Elfhag
    Obesity Unit, M73, Karolinska University Hospital, SE 141 86 Stockholm, Sweden
    Eat Behav 9:285-93. 2008
    ..Attempts to control food intake and body weight seen in restrained eating were associated with more character strengths and ambitions, and also a more outgoing personality style with more stable emotions...
  11. doi request reprint Family links of eating behaviour in normal weight and overweight children
    Kristina Elfhag
    Child and Adolescent Public Health Epidemiology Group, Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Int J Pediatr Obes 5:491-500. 2010
    ..To map parent-child associations for eating behaviours including both parents and considering body size and sex as moderators...
  12. ncbi request reprint [Obesity patients with eating disorders risk ending up between medicine and psychiatry]
    Kristina Elfhag
    Karolinska Universitetssjukhuset Huddinge
    Lakartidningen 104:494-7. 2007
  13. ncbi request reprint Sweet and fat taste preference in obesity have different associations with personality and eating behavior
    K Elfhag
    Karolinska Institutet, Obesity Unit M73, Karolinska University Hospital, SE 141 86 Stockholm, Sweden
    Physiol Behav 88:61-6. 2006
    ..A psychobiological stress model is discussed in relation to the results on sweet preference and hampered personality functioning...
  14. ncbi request reprint Sibutramine treatment in obesity: predictors of weight loss including rorschach personality data
    Kristina Elfhag
    Obesity Unit, M73, Huddinge University Hospital, Karolinska Institutet, SE 141 86 Stockholm, Sweden
    Obes Res 11:1391-9. 2003
    ..To study personality and clinical factors in weight loss by sibutramine (Meridia and Reductil), an anti-obesity drug enhancing satiety...
  15. ncbi request reprint Food intake with an antiobesity drug (sibutramine) versus placebo and rorschach data: a crossover within-subjects study
    Kristina Elfhag
    Obesity Unit, Karolinska Institutet at Huddinge University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
    J Pers Assess 82:158-68. 2004
    ..Bodily concern (An + Xy) was also related to sibutramine response in univariate analyses...
  16. pmc Correlates of soft drink and fruit juice consumption among Swedish adolescents
    Karin Vågstrand
    Department of Medicine Huddinge, Karolinska Institutet, Karolinska University Hospital Huddinge, Stockholm, Sweden
    Br J Nutr 101:1541-8. 2009
    ..It might be possible to influence fruit juice intake among teenagers by aiming at their mothers, whereas the adolescents themselves should be targeted when the aim is to reduce soft drink consumption...
  17. ncbi request reprint Sibutramine treatment in obesity: initial eating behaviour in relation to weight loss results and changes in mood
    Kristina Elfhag
    Obesity Unit, Karolinska Institutet M73, Karolinska University Hospital, SE 141 86 Stockholm, Sweden
    Pharmacol Res 51:159-63. 2005
    ..Physiologically enhanced satiety could have the greatest weight loss effect for patients whose eating is more governed by hunger drives and appetite rather that by conscious efforts and cognitive control...
  18. ncbi request reprint Rorschach personality predictors of weight loss with behavior modification in obesity treatment
    Kristina Elfhag
    Obesity Unit, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
    J Pers Assess 83:293-305. 2004
    ..Distortions in perception and cognition could constitute more profound difficulties in weight reduction important to recognize in obesity treatment...
  19. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in associations of eating pathology between mothers and their adolescent offspring
    Kristina Elfhag
    Obesity Unit, M73, Karolinska University Hospital, SE 141 86 Stockholm, Sweden
    Obes Res 13:1070-6. 2005
    ..To study the association of eating pathology between mothers and their adolescent offspring in a population sample...
  20. ncbi request reprint Subgrouping in obesity based on Rorschach personality characteristics
    Kristina Elfhag
    Obesity Unit, Karolinska Institutet, Huddinge University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
    Scand J Psychol 44:399-407. 2003
    ..The group with coping liabilities could have difficulties other than emotional ones concerning food and eating, such as finding a structure for eating and making changes in lifestyle and habits...
  21. ncbi request reprint Short-term effects of sibutramine (Reductil) on appetite and eating behaviour and the long-term therapeutic outcome
    B Barkeling
    Obesity Unit, Institute of Internal Medicine, Huddinge University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 27:693-700. 2003
    ..To evaluate the short-term effects of sibutramine on appetite and eating behaviour and whether these effects are related to the long-term therapeutic outcome...
  22. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic differences in obese patients with and without eating disorders
    H Bergstrom
    Obesity Unit M73, Karolinska University Hospital, SE 141 86 Stockholm, Sweden
    Eat Weight Disord 12:e98-103. 2007
    ..The present study aims to evaluate whether there are any socioeconomic differences in obese patients with and without eating disorders...
  23. ncbi request reprint Eating habits in relation to body fatness and gender in adolescents--results from the 'SWEDES' study
    K Vågstrand
    M73 Obesity Unit, Karolinska Institutet, Karolinska University Hospital, Huddinge, Sweden
    Eur J Clin Nutr 61:517-25. 2007
    ..To investigate if eating habits among adolescents are related to body fatness and gender...
  24. ncbi request reprint Microstructure of eating behavior associated with Rorschach characteristics in obesity
    Kristina Elfhag
    Obesity Unit, Karolinska Institutet, Huddinge University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
    J Pers Assess 81:40-50. 2003
    ..An accelerating rate of consumption during the meal was associated with intense emotionality and oral dependency, suggested by Pure C and Food responses...
  25. ncbi request reprint Personality correlates of obese eating behaviour: Swedish universities Scales of Personality and the Three Factor Eating Questionnaire
    K Elfhag
    Obesity Unit, Karolinska Institutet, University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
    Eat Weight Disord 10:210-5. 2005
    ..To study the relationship between personality characteristics and eating behaviour in obese patients...
  26. ncbi request reprint Degree of body weight in obesity and Rorschach personality aspects of mental distress
    K Elfhag
    Obesity Unit, Karolinska Institutet at Huddinge University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
    Eat Weight Disord 9:35-43. 2004
    ..To study the relationship between degree of obesity and personality measures of mental distress...