THOMAS A contact WADDEN

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Affiliation: University of Pennsylvania
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi Weight and Lifestyle Inventory (WALI)
    Thomas A Wadden
    Weight and Eating Disorders Program, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 14:99S-118S. 2006
  2. pmc Managing obesity in primary care practice: a narrative review
    Raymond Carvajal
    Department of Psychiatry, Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1281:191-206. 2013
  3. pmc Changes in eating, physical activity and related behaviors in a primary care-based weight loss intervention
    S Volger
    Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, Department of Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine at University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Int J Obes (Lond) 37:S12-8. 2013
  4. pmc Managing obesity in primary care practice: an overview with perspective from the POWER-UP study
    T A Wadden
    Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, Department of Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Int J Obes (Lond) 37:S3-11. 2013
  5. ncbi Behavioral treatment of obesity
    Thomas A Wadden
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 3535 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Endocrinol Metab Clin North Am 32:981-1003, x. 2003
  6. pmc Four-year weight losses in the Look AHEAD study: factors associated with long-term success
    Thomas A Wadden
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 19:1987-98. 2011
  7. pmc Binge eating disorder and the outcome of bariatric surgery at one year: a prospective, observational study
    Thomas A Wadden
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 19:1220-8. 2011
  8. doi A randomized trial of lifestyle modification and taranabant for maintaining weight loss achieved with a low-calorie diet
    Thomas A Wadden
    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 18:2301-10. 2010
  9. doi Weight loss with naltrexone SR/bupropion SR combination therapy as an adjunct to behavior modification: the COR-BMOD trial
    Thomas A Wadden
    Department of Psychiatry, Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 19:110-20. 2011
  10. ncbi Comparison of psychosocial status in treatment-seeking women with class III vs. class I-II obesity
    Thomas A Wadden
    Department of Psychiatry, Weight and Eating Disorders Program, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 2:138-45. 2006

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Publications94

  1. ncbi Weight and Lifestyle Inventory (WALI)
    Thomas A Wadden
    Weight and Eating Disorders Program, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 14:99S-118S. 2006
  2. pmc Managing obesity in primary care practice: a narrative review
    Raymond Carvajal
    Department of Psychiatry, Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1281:191-206. 2013
    ..In addition, trials are needed that examine the cost-effectiveness of PCP-delivered counseling, compared with that potentially provided by registered dietitians or well-studied commercial programs...
  3. pmc Changes in eating, physical activity and related behaviors in a primary care-based weight loss intervention
    S Volger
    Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, Department of Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine at University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Int J Obes (Lond) 37:S12-8. 2013
    ..To examine changes in eating behaviors and physical activity, as well as predictors of weight loss success, in obese adults who participated in a 2-year behavioral weight loss intervention conducted in a primary care setting...
  4. pmc Managing obesity in primary care practice: an overview with perspective from the POWER-UP study
    T A Wadden
    Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, Department of Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Int J Obes (Lond) 37:S3-11. 2013
    ..Evaluation of the efficacy of primary care-based weight loss interventions must be considered in light of costs, as discussed in relation to the recent treatment model proposed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. ..
  5. ncbi Behavioral treatment of obesity
    Thomas A Wadden
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 3535 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Endocrinol Metab Clin North Am 32:981-1003, x. 2003
    ..This article describes the behavioral treatment of obesity, its short- and long-term results, and methods to improve long-term weight loss...
  6. pmc Four-year weight losses in the Look AHEAD study: factors associated with long-term success
    Thomas A Wadden
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 19:1987-98. 2011
    ..e., ≥ 5%) in overweight/obese participants with type 2 diabetes and maintain this loss in more than 45% of patients at 4 years...
  7. pmc Binge eating disorder and the outcome of bariatric surgery at one year: a prospective, observational study
    Thomas A Wadden
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 19:1220-8. 2011
    ..Longer follow-up of participants is required...
  8. doi A randomized trial of lifestyle modification and taranabant for maintaining weight loss achieved with a low-calorie diet
    Thomas A Wadden
    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 18:2301-10. 2010
    ..038). In addition to reporting data on the safety and efficacy of taranabant, this study provides a method for studying the combination of lifestyle modification and pharmacotherapy for weight maintenance after diet-induced weight loss...
  9. doi Weight loss with naltrexone SR/bupropion SR combination therapy as an adjunct to behavior modification: the COR-BMOD trial
    Thomas A Wadden
    Department of Psychiatry, Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 19:110-20. 2011
    ..The present findings support the efficacy of combined naltrexone/bupropion therapy as an adjunct to intensive BMOD for obesity...
  10. ncbi Comparison of psychosocial status in treatment-seeking women with class III vs. class I-II obesity
    Thomas A Wadden
    Department of Psychiatry, Weight and Eating Disorders Program, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 2:138-45. 2006
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  11. ncbi Efficacy of lifestyle modification for long-term weight control
    Thomas A Wadden
    University of Pennsylvania, 3535 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Obes Res 12:151S-62S. 2004
    ..g., low-fat vs. low-carbohydrate diets) on long-term changes in weight and health. Research also is needed on effective methods of providing comprehensive weight loss control to the millions of Americans who need it...
  12. ncbi Behavioral treatment of obesity
    Thomas A Wadden
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 3535 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Psychiatr Clin North Am 28:151-70, ix. 2005
  13. ncbi Behavioral assessment of candidates for bariatric surgery: a patient-oriented approach
    Thomas A Wadden
    Department of Psychiatry, Weight and Eating Disorders Program, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 2:171-9. 2006
    ..This evaluation includes the use of the Weight and Lifestyle Inventory, a questionnaire that guides our interview with patients...
  14. pmc One-year weight losses in the Look AHEAD study: factors associated with success
    Thomas A Wadden
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 17:713-22. 2009
    ..The lifestyle intervention was clinically effective in all subsets of an ethnically and demographically diverse population...
  15. doi Exploring synergies in the treatment of obesity
    T A Wadden
    Weight and Eating Disorders Program, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, 3600 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Postgrad Med 109:29-33. 2001
    ..Recent clinical studies indicate that combining these approaches is likely to be the most effective treatment for obese patients. Regardless of the approach selected, long-term care is required to achieve and maintain weight loss...
  16. ncbi Randomized trial of lifestyle modification and pharmacotherapy for obesity
    Thomas A Wadden
    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    N Engl J Med 353:2111-20. 2005
    ..This practice is likely to limit therapeutic benefits...
  17. ncbi Behavioral assessment and characteristics of patients seeking bariatric surgery
    Thomas A Wadden
    Department of Psychiatry, Weight and Eating Disorders Program, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 3535 Market Street, Suite 3029, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 14:51S-52S. 2006
  18. ncbi Behavioral assessment of candidates for bariatric surgery: a patient-oriented approach
    Thomas A Wadden
    Department of Psychiatry, Weight and Eating Disorders Program, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 3535 Market Street, Suite 3029, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 14:53S-62S. 2006
    ..This evaluation includes the use of the Weight and Lifestyle Inventory, a questionnaire that guides our interview with patients...
  19. ncbi Great expectations: "I'm losing 25% of my weight no matter what you say"
    Thomas A Wadden
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia 19104, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 71:1084-9. 2003
    ..Results are discussed in terms of the origins, clinical significance, and potential malleability of obese individuals' weight loss expectations...
  20. pmc A two-year randomized trial of obesity treatment in primary care practice
    Thomas A Wadden
    Department of Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    N Engl J Med 365:1969-79. 2011
    ..This randomized trial compared weight loss during a 2-year period in response to three lifestyle interventions, all delivered by PCPs in collaboration with auxiliary health professionals (lifestyle coaches) in their practices...
  21. ncbi Exercise and the maintenance of weight loss: 1-year follow-up of a controlled clinical trial
    T A Wadden
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia 19104, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 66:429-33. 1998
    ..Participants, however, who reported exercising regularly in the 4 months preceding the follow-up assessment regained significantly less weight than did nonexercisers...
  22. ncbi Two-year changes in lipids and lipoproteins associated with the maintenance of a 5% to 10% reduction in initial weight: some findings and some questions
    T A Wadden
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia 19104, USA
    Obes Res 7:170-8. 1999
    ..This study assessed whether a 5% to 10% reduction in initial weight would be associated with as favorable long-term (i.e., 100 weeks) changes in lipids and lipoproteins, as have been observed on a short-term basis (i.e., 8 weeks)...
  23. ncbi Behavioral treatment of obesity
    T A Wadden
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, USA
    Med Clin North Am 84:441-61, vii. 2000
    ..The most promising results are likely to be obtained when behavioral and pharmacologic approaches are combined. The article concludes with a discussion of the importance of treating obese individuals with respect and compassion...
  24. ncbi Effects of sibutramine plus orlistat in obese women following 1 year of treatment by sibutramine alone: a placebo-controlled trial
    T A Wadden
    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Philadelphia 19104, USA
    Obes Res 8:431-7. 2000
    ..This study assessed whether adding orlistat to sibutramine would induce further weight loss in patients who previously had lost weight while taking sibutramine alone...
  25. ncbi Obese women's perceptions of their physicians' weight management attitudes and practices
    T A Wadden
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, 3600 Market St, Suite 738, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Arch Fam Med 9:854-60. 2000
    ..Obesity has reached epidemic proportions in the United States. Primary care physicians will see increasing numbers of patients with long-term weight management problems...
  26. ncbi Benefits of lifestyle modification in the pharmacologic treatment of obesity: a randomized trial
    T A Wadden
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 3600 Market St, Suite 738, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Arch Intern Med 161:218-27. 2001
    ..Weight loss medications are recommended as an adjunct to diet and exercise modification but seem to be prescribed as a monotherapy by many physicians. This practice is likely to be associated with suboptimal weight loss...
  27. ncbi Psychosocial aspects of obesity and obesity surgery
    T A Wadden
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, USA
    Surg Clin North Am 81:1001-24. 2001
    ..A structured behavioral assessment, conducted by a mental-health professional and a registered dietitian, can readily identify those who are most likely to require adjunct counseling...
  28. ncbi Lifestyle modification for the management of obesity
    Thomas A Wadden
    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Gastroenterology 132:2226-38. 2007
    ..In summary, lifestyle modification induces clinically significant weight loss that is associated with the prevention or amelioration of cardiovascular risk factors...
  29. ncbi Comparison of psychosocial status in treatment-seeking women with class III vs. class I-II obesity
    Thomas A Wadden
    Department of Psychiatry, Weight and Eating Disorders Program, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 3535 Market Street, Suite 3029, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 14:90S-98S. 2006
    ....
  30. ncbi Obesity: responding to the global epidemic
    Thomas A Wadden
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia 19104, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 70:510-25. 2002
    ..The authors call not for the adoption of a specific policy initiative, but instead propose that policy research, based on viewing obesity as a public health problem, become a central focus of research...
  31. ncbi Dieting and the development of eating disorders in obese women: results of a randomized controlled trial
    Thomas A Wadden
    Department of Psychiatry, Weight and Eating Disorders Program, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 3535 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 80:560-8. 2004
    ..Some investigators fear that dieting may precipitate binge eating and other adverse behavioral consequences...
  32. ncbi Assessment of quality of life in obese individuals
    Thomas A Wadden
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 3535 Market Street, Suite 3029, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Obes Res 10:50S-57S. 2002
  33. ncbi Weight and Lifestyle Inventory (WALI)
    Thomas A Wadden
    Weight and Eating Disorders Program, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, PA 19104, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 2:180-99. 2006
  34. ncbi Short- and long-term changes in serum leptin dieting obese women: effects of caloric restriction and weight loss
    T A Wadden
    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Philadelphia, USA
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 83:214-8. 1998
    ..66, P < 0.001). After treatment, however, we observed a greater-than-expected reduction in serum leptin concentrations, as expressed per kilogram of body fat. The significance of this finding remains to be determined...
  35. ncbi Lifestyle modification in the management of obesity
    Thomas A Wadden
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia 19104, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 7:452-63. 2003
  36. ncbi What's in a name? Patients' preferred terms for describing obesity
    Thomas A Wadden
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Obes Res 11:1140-6. 2003
    ..To determine the terms that obese individuals find undesirable or desirable for their doctors to use to describe excess weight of 27.3 kg (i.e., 50 lb) or more...
  37. pmc Long-term effects of a lifestyle intervention on weight and cardiovascular risk factors in individuals with type 2 diabetes mellitus: four-year results of the Look AHEAD trial
    Rena R Wing
    Department of Psychiatry, The Miriam Hospital Brown Medical School, Providence, RI 02860, USA
    Arch Intern Med 170:1566-75. 2010
    ..We examined the effects of lifestyle intervention on changes in weight, fitness, and CVD risk factors during a 4-year study...
  38. ncbi Combining behavioral and pharmacological treatments for obesity
    Suzanne Phelan
    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, USA
    Obes Res 10:560-74. 2002
    ..The article examines possible methods of sequencing behavioral and pharmacological therapies and offers suggestions for future research...
  39. pmc The Look AHEAD study: a description of the lifestyle intervention and the evidence supporting it
    Thomas A Wadden
    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA corrected
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 14:737-52. 2006
    ..After Year 4, participants are offered monthly individual visits. The intervention is delivered by a multidisciplinary team that includes medical staff who monitor participants at risk of hypoglycemic episodes...
  40. ncbi Changes in obesity-related attitudes in women seeking weight reduction
    Canice E Crerand
    Department of Psychiatry, Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:740-7. 2007
    ..To examine changes in obesity-related attitudes in a sample of obese women who participated in either dieting or non-dieting interventions...
  41. ncbi Psychosocial and behavioral status of patients undergoing bariatric surgery: what to expect before and after surgery
    Thomas A Wadden
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 3535 Market Street, 3rd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Med Clin North Am 91:451-69, xi-xii. 2007
    ..The article combines a review of the literature with clinical impressions gained from the more than 2500 candidates for bariatric surgery whom the authors have evaluated at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania...
  42. ncbi What consumers want to know about commercial weight-loss programs: a pilot investigation
    Shirley S Wang
    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Obes Res 11:48-53. 2003
    ..These guidelines were drafted without the benefit of data from consumers concerning the specific information they desired. The present study provides such data...
  43. ncbi A comparison of weight histories in women with class III vs. class I-II obesity
    Canice E Crerand
    Department of Psychiatry, Weight and Eating Disorders Program, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 3535 Market Street, Suite 3029, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 14:63S-69S. 2006
    ....
  44. pmc Weight and metabolic outcomes after 2 years on a low-carbohydrate versus low-fat diet: a randomized trial
    Gary D Foster
    Center for Obesity Research and Education, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19140, USA
    Ann Intern Med 153:147-57. 2010
    ..Previous studies comparing low-carbohydrate and low-fat diets have not included a comprehensive behavioral treatment, resulting in suboptimal weight loss...
  45. ncbi Previous weight loss experiences of bariatric surgery candidates: how much have patients dieted prior to surgery?
    Lauren M Gibbons
    Department of Psychiatry, Weight and Eating Disorders Program, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 3535 Market Street, Suite 3029, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 14:70S-76S. 2006
    ..To describe the dieting histories of bariatric surgery candidates...
  46. ncbi Systematic review: an evaluation of major commercial weight loss programs in the United States
    Adam Gilden Tsai
    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Ann Intern Med 142:56-66. 2005
    ..Each year millions of Americans enroll in commercial and self-help weight loss programs. Health care providers and their obese patients know little about these programs because of the absence of systematic reviews...
  47. pmc A randomized study on the effect of weight loss on obstructive sleep apnea among obese patients with type 2 diabetes: the Sleep AHEAD study
    Gary D Foster
    Center for Obesity Research and Education, Temple University, 3223 N Broad St, Ste 175, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USA
    Arch Intern Med 169:1619-26. 2009
    ..The belief that weight loss improves obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has limited empirical support. The purpose of this 4-center study was to assess the effects of weight loss on OSA over a 1-year period...
  48. ncbi Trial of family and friend support for weight loss in African American adults
    Shiriki K Kumanyika
    Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6021, USA
    Arch Intern Med 169:1795-804. 2009
    ..Family and friend participation may provide culturally salient social support for weight loss in African American adults...
  49. pmc Weight loss expectations and goals in a population sample of overweight and obese US adults
    Anthony N Fabricatore
    Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:2445-50. 2008
    ..BMI and gender appear to be more important than previous weight loss experiences in determining expectations among persons planning a weight loss attempt...
  50. doi Behavior therapy for obesity: where are we now?
    David B Sarwer
    Department of Psychiatry, Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Curr Opin Endocrinol Diabetes Obes 16:347-52. 2009
    ..To describe the short-term and long-term results of lifestyle modification for obesity...
  51. ncbi Obesity
    Anthony N Fabricatore
    University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Weight and Eating Disorders Program, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104 3309, USA
    Annu Rev Clin Psychol 2:357-77. 2006
    ..Treatment options and outcomes are reviewed and future steps-including efforts to prevent obesity--are identified. Finally, the literature on the relationship between obesity and depression is examined...
  52. ncbi Impression management or real change? Reports of depressive symptoms before and after the preoperative psychological evaluation for bariatric surgery
    Anthony N Fabricatore
    Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19104 3309, USA
    Obes Surg 17:1213-9. 2007
    ..Candidates may be motivated to suppress or exaggerate psychiatric symptoms (i.e., engage in impression management), if they believe doing so will enhance their chances of receiving a recommendation to proceed with surgery...
  53. doi The Night Eating Questionnaire (NEQ): psychometric properties of a measure of severity of the Night Eating Syndrome
    Kelly C Allison
    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, 3535 Market Street, Ste 3021, Philadelphia, PA 19104 3309, United States
    Eat Behav 9:62-72. 2008
    ..Study 3 compared scores from obese bariatric surgery candidates with and without NES and found appropriate discriminant validity of the NEQ. The NEQ appears to be an efficient, valid measure of severity for NES...
  54. pmc Predictors of attrition and weight loss success: Results from a randomized controlled trial
    Anthony N Fabricatore
    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 3535 Market Street, Ste 3108, Philadelphia, PA 19104 3309, United States
    Behav Res Ther 47:685-91. 2009
    ..As a process variable, early weight loss appears to have more predictive value than early attendance at treatment sessions or early adherence...
  55. pmc Changes in quality of life and body image after gastric bypass surgery
    David B Sarwer
    Department of Psychiatry, Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 6:608-14. 2010
    ..The present study was undertaken to assess the changes in quality of life and body image after gastric bypass surgery. The present study was performed at an academic medical center...
  56. doi Observational study of bone accretion during successful weight loss in obese adolescents
    Nicolas Stettler
    Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:96-101. 2008
    ..To assess bone mineral content (BMC) among obese adolescents who lose weight during a critical period for bone accretion...
  57. pmc Preoperative eating behavior, postoperative dietary adherence, and weight loss after gastric bypass surgery
    David B Sarwer
    Department of Psychiatry, Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 4:640-6. 2008
    ..The reasons for this are not well understood, but the suboptimal weight loss is often attributed to preoperative psychosocial characteristics and/or eating behaviors, as well as poor adherence to the recommended postoperative diet...
  58. pmc Obstructive sleep apnea among obese patients with type 2 diabetes
    Gary D Foster
    Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Diabetes Care 32:1017-9. 2009
    ..To assess the risk factors for the presence and severity of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) among obese patients with type 2 diabetes...
  59. pmc Changes in symptoms of depression with weight loss: results of a randomized trial
    Lucy F Faulconbridge
    Department of Psychiatry, Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 17:1009-16. 2009
    ..Further research is needed to identify characteristics of obese patients at risk of negative mood changes (and suicidal ideation) in response to behavioral and pharmacologic therapies...
  60. doi Self-reported stigmatization among candidates for bariatric surgery
    David B Sarwer
    Department of Psychiatry, Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:S75-9. 2008
    ..Some specific forms of stigmatization, however, appear to be related to body size. The occurrence of stigmatization was associated with poorer weight-related quality of life and greater symptoms of depression...
  61. pmc Evaluation of diagnostic criteria for night eating syndrome using item response theory analysis
    Kelly C Allison
    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, 3535 Market St, 3rd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19104 3309, USA
    Eat Behav 9:398-407. 2008
    ..Behavioral factors were identified as useful discriminators of NES. Future work should also examine psychological factors in conjunction with those identified here...
  62. pmc Binge eating disorder and night eating syndrome in adults with type 2 diabetes
    Kelly C Allison
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 3535 Market Street, Suite 3021, Philadelphia, PA 19104 3309, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:1287-93. 2007
    ..To determine the prevalence of binge eating disorder (BED) and night eating syndrome (NES) among applicants to the Look AHEAD (Action for Health in Diabetes) study...
  63. ncbi Night eating syndrome and binge eating disorder among persons seeking bariatric surgery: prevalence and related features
    Kelly C Allison
    Department of Psychiatry, Weight and Eating Disorders Program, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 3535 Market Street, Suite 3029, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 14:77S-82S. 2006
    ..To assess the prevalence of night eating syndrome (NES) and binge eating disorder (BED) and their related behavioral and psychological correlates in persons who sought bariatric surgery...
  64. ncbi Health-related quality of life and symptoms of depression in extremely obese persons seeking bariatric surgery
    Anthony N Fabricatore
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19128 3309, USA
    Obes Surg 15:304-9. 2005
    ..This study examined the relationships among BMI, HRQoL, and symptoms of depression in persons with extreme obesity...
  65. ncbi Self-reported eating behaviors of extremely obese persons seeking bariatric surgery: a factor analytic approach
    Anthony N Fabricatore
    Department of Psychiatry, Weight and Eating Disorders Program, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 3535 Market Street, Suite 3029, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 14:83S-89S. 2006
    ..To summarize the self-reported eating behaviors of persons seeking bariatric surgery and to provide reliability data for a clinical instrument that assesses those eating behaviors...
  66. ncbi Psychiatric diagnoses and psychiatric treatment among bariatric surgery candidates
    David B Sarwer
    Weight and Eating Disorders Program, Departments of Psychiatry and Surgery, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 3535 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 3309, USA
    Obes Surg 14:1148-56. 2004
    ..This study investigated the psychiatric diagnoses and psychiatric treatment histories of 90 bariatric surgery candidates...
  67. doi Effects of a low-intensity intervention that prescribed a low-carbohydrate vs. a low-fat diet in obese, diabetic participants
    Nayyar Iqbal
    Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 18:1733-8. 2010
    ..5 kg, compared to 0.2 kg in the low-fat group (P = 0.147). Lipids, glycemic indexes, and dietary intake did not differ between groups at month 24 (or at months 6 or 12) (ClinicalTrials.gov number, NCT00108459)...
  68. ncbi Self-reported eating behaviors of extremely obese persons seeking bariatric surgery: a factor analytic approach
    Anthony N Fabricatore
    Department of Psychiatry, Weight and Eating Disorders Program, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 2:146-52. 2006
    ..To summarize the self-reported eating behaviors of persons seeking bariatric surgery and to provide reliability data for a clinical instrument that assesses those eating behaviors...
  69. ncbi Night eating syndrome and binge eating disorder among persons seeking bariatric surgery: prevalence and related features
    Kelly C Allison
    Department of Psychiatry, Weight and Eating Disorders Program, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 2:153-8. 2006
    ..To assess the prevalence of night eating syndrome (NES) and binge eating disorder (BED) and their related behavioral and psychological correlates in persons who sought bariatric surgery...
  70. ncbi Previous weight loss experiences of bariatric surgery candidates: how much have patients dieted prior to surgery?
    Lauren M Gibbons
    Department of Psychiatry, Weight and Eating Disorders Program, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 2:159-64. 2006
    ..To describe the dieting histories of bariatric surgery candidates...
  71. ncbi Psychological aspects of obesity
    Anthony N Fabricatore
    Weight and Eating Disorders Program, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19104 3309, USA
    Clin Dermatol 22:332-7. 2004
    ..Significant mood disturbances should be treated equally aggressively, regardless of a patient's weight status...
  72. ncbi Behavior therapy and sibutramine for the treatment of adolescent obesity: a randomized controlled trial
    Robert I Berkowitz
    Department of Psychiatry, Weight and Eating Disorders Program, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia 19104 3309, USA
    JAMA 289:1805-12. 2003
    ..Adolescent obesity is becoming a national public health problem. Weight-loss medications including sibutramine facilitate weight control in adults and could be used with obese adolescents in combination with behavior therapy (BT)...
  73. ncbi State of the science: behavioural treatment of obesity
    Lashanda R Jones
    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 15:30-9. 2006
    ..It also examines the short- and long-term results of behavioural treatment for obesity and methods to improve long-term weight control...
  74. ncbi History of sexual abuse among bariatric surgery candidates
    Timothy B Gustafson
    Department of Psychiatry, Weight and Eating Disorders Program, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 2:369-74, discussion 375-6. 2006
    ..Sexual abuse also appears to be a risk factor for the development of obesity. Little is known, however, about the prevalence and psychosocial correlates of sexual abuse among persons with extreme obesity who seek bariatric surgery...
  75. ncbi A randomized controlled trial of a commercial internet weight loss program
    Leslie G Womble
    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Weight and Eating Disorders Program, 3535 Market St, Suite 3029, Philadelphia 19104, USA
    Obes Res 12:1011-8. 2004
    ..To assess, in a 1-year randomized controlled trial, the efficacy of eDiets.com (a commercial Internet weight loss program) in improving weight, cardiovascular health, and quality of life...
  76. ncbi Promoting more modest weight losses: a pilot study
    Gary D Foster
    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadephia, PA 19104, USA
    Obes Res 12:1271-7. 2004
    ..This pilot study assessed the short- and long-term effects of a modified cognitive behavioral treatment designed to facilitate obese patients' acceptance of a 5% to 10% reduction in initial weight...
  77. ncbi Psychosocial and behavioral aspects of bariatric surgery
    David B Sarwer
    Weight and Eating Disorders Program, 3535 Market Street, Suite 3022, Philadelphia, PA 19104 3309, USA
    Obes Res 13:639-48. 2005
    ..In addition, the paper examines studies that investigated changes in these factors postoperatively. The review concludes with an agenda for future research in this area...
  78. ncbi How do mental health professionals evaluate candidates for bariatric surgery? Survey results
    Anthony N Fabricatore
    Weight and Eating Disorders Program, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 3535 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Obes Surg 16:567-73. 2006
    ..Many surgery programs require that candidates undergo a preoperative psychological evaluation, but no consensus exists for guiding mental health professionals in the conduct of these evaluations...
  79. ncbi Insurance coverage for obesity treatment
    Adam Gilden Tsai
    Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia 19104, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 106:1651-5. 2006
    ..Given the increasing evidence for the clinical and cost-effectiveness of nonsurgical weight loss therapy, coverage policies may begin to change...
  80. ncbi Agreement between weekly vs. daily assessment of appetite
    Leslie G Womble
    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 3535 Market Street, Suite 3028, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Appetite 40:131-5. 2003
    ..The weekly assessment of appetite in the clinic appears to have several benefits, including uniformity of test administration and decreased burden on participants...
  81. ncbi An investigation of changes in body image following cosmetic surgery
    David B Sarwer
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 109:363-9; discussion 370-1. 2002
  82. doi Metabolic syndrome and health-related quality of life in obese individuals seeking weight reduction
    Adam Gilden Tsai
    Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:59-63. 2008
    ..We hypothesized that MetSyn would be associated with lower HRQoL on measures of physical and mental health...
  83. ncbi Treatment of overweight in children and adolescents: does dieting increase the risk of eating disorders?
    Meghan L Butryn
    Department of Psychology, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Int J Eat Disord 37:285-93. 2005
    ..This review examined the literature on the effects of dieting on eating behavior and psychological status in youth...
  84. ncbi Medicare and bariatric surgery
    John G Kral
    American Society for Bariatric Surgery, Gainesville, Florida 32607, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 1:35-63. 2005
  85. ncbi The evolution of very-low-calorie diets: an update and meta-analysis
    Adam Gilden Tsai
    Department of Psychiatry, Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 3535 Market Street, Suite 3029, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 14:1283-93. 2006
    ..Previous reviews of the literature have disagreed concerning the relative efficacy of VLCDs vs. conventional low-calorie diets (LCDs) for achieving long-term weight loss...
  86. ncbi Primary care physicians' attitudes about obesity and its treatment
    Gary D Foster
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Obes Res 11:1168-77. 2003
    ..This study was designed to assess physicians' attitudes toward obese patients and the causes and treatment of obesity...
  87. ncbi Bupropion SR vs. placebo for weight loss in obese patients with depressive symptoms
    Adesh K Jain
    Medical Research Institute, Slidell, Louisiana, USA
    Obes Res 10:1049-56. 2002
    ..This randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study evaluated the efficacy and tolerability of bupropion sustained-release (bupropion SR) in reducing weight and depressive symptoms in obese adults...
  88. ncbi A comparison of weight histories in women with class III vs. class I-II obesity
    Canice E Crerand
    Department of Psychiatry, Weight and Eating Disorders Program, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 2:165-70. 2006
    ....
  89. doi Surgical vs behavioral therapy for weight loss in patients with type 2 diabetes
    Rena R Wing
    JAMA 299:2146; author reply 2146-7. 2008
  90. ncbi Bariatric surgery: crossing a body mass index threshold
    Thomas A Wadden
    Ann Intern Med 144:689-91. 2006
  91. ncbi Bariatric surgery patients' views of their physicians' weight-related attitudes and practices
    Drew A Anderson
    Department of Psychology, University at Albany, 369 Social Science, Albany NY 12222, USA
    Obes Res 12:1587-95. 2004
    ..This study assessed patient-physician interactions in a group of bariatric surgery patients and in a group of less obese patients who sought weight loss by other means...
  92. ncbi Commercial and self-help programs for weight control
    Adam Gilden Tsai
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Weight and Eating Disorders Program, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Psychiatr Clin North Am 28:171-92, ix. 2005
  93. ncbi Neighborhood safety, collective efficacy, and obesity in women with young children
    Hillary L Burdette
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, 3535 Market Street, Room 1578, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 14:518-25. 2006
    ..To test the hypothesis that mothers of young children would have a higher prevalence of obesity if they lived in neighborhoods that they perceived as unsafe or as having a low level of collective efficacy...
  94. pmc Reduction in weight and cardiovascular disease risk factors in individuals with type 2 diabetes: one-year results of the look AHEAD trial
    Xavier Pi-Sunyer
    St Luke s Roosevelt Hospital Center, USA
    Diabetes Care 30:1374-83. 2007
    ..This report describes 1-year changes in CVD risk factors in a trial designed to examine the long-term effects of an intensive lifestyle intervention on the incidence of major CVD events...

Research Grants20

  1. Improving the Management of Obesity in Primary Care Practice
    Thomas Wadden; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..This study holds promise of identifying effective weight loss methods that can be provided in primary care, at reasonable cost, by existing office personnel. ..
  2. IMPROVING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF OBESITY MANAGEMENT
    Thomas Wadden; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
  3. LIFESTYLE ACTIVITY FOR WEIGHT MANAGEMENT
    Thomas Wadden; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..The predicted superiority of lifestyle activity is based on extensive pilot data and, if confirmed, should significantly improve the management of obesity and its associated health complications. ..
  4. BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION AND PHARMACOTHERAPY FOR OBESITY
    Thomas Wadden; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..If confirmed, the above findings will have important implications for treating obesity in primary care. ..
  5. Behavioral factors in the surgical treatment of obesity
    Thomas Wadden; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The study, by examining ghrelin and other appetite-related hormones, also will enhance knowledge of the regulation of body weight following GBP. ..
  6. BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION AND PHARMACOTHERAPY FOR OBESITY
    Thomas Wadden; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..If confirmed, the above findings will have important implications for treating obesity in primary care. ..
  7. Behavioral factors in the surgical treatment of obesity
    Thomas Wadden; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The study, by examining ghrelin and other appetite-related hormones, also will enhance knowledge of the regulation of body weight following GBP. ..
  8. LIFESTYLE ACTIVITY FOR WEIGHT MANAGEMENT
    Thomas Wadden; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..The predicted superiority of lifestyle activity is based on extensive pilot data and, if confirmed, should significantly improve the management of obesity and its associated health complications. ..
  9. Look AHEAD: Action for Health in Diabetes
    Thomas Wadden; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..These procedures will enable us to analyze the effects of the intervention on serious cardiovascular- related factors and complications, and cost-effectiveness of the intervention. ..
  10. BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION AND PHARMACOTHERAPY FOR OBESITY
    Thomas Wadden; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..If confirmed, the above findings will have important implications for treating obesity in primary care. ..
  11. Behavioral factors in the surgical treatment of obesity
    Thomas Wadden; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The study, by examining ghrelin and other appetite-related hormones, also will enhance knowledge of the regulation of body weight following GBP. ..
  12. Sleep Apnea in Look AHEAD Participants
    Thomas Wadden; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The results of this study will provide an empirical basis for making recommendations about the effectiveness of weight loss in Type 2 diabetics with OSA. ..
  13. LIFESTYLE ACTIVITY FOR WEIGHT MANAGEMENT
    Thomas Wadden; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..The predicted superiority of lifestyle activity is based on extensive pilot data and, if confirmed, should significantly improve the management of obesity and its associated health complications. ..
  14. LIFESTYLE ACTIVITY FOR WEIGHT MANAGEMENT
    Thomas Wadden; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..The predicted superiority of lifestyle activity is based on extensive pilot data and, if confirmed, should significantly improve the management of obesity and its associated health complications. ..
  15. BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION AND PHARMACOTHERAPY FOR OBESITY
    Thomas Wadden; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..If confirmed, the above findings will have important implications for treating obesity in primary care. ..
  16. LIFESTYLE ACTIVITY FOR WEIGHT MANAGEMENT
    Thomas Wadden; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..The predicted superiority of lifestyle activity is based on extensive pilot data and, if confirmed, should significantly improve the management of obesity and its associated health complications. ..
  17. Changes in neural response to eating after bariatric surgery: MRI results
    THOMAS A contact WADDEN; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..In addition, we will serially measure postprandial changes in appetite-regulating hormones and examine the relationships between neural and endocrine response to food consumption. ..