Thomas A Wadden

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Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint 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
  2. doi request reprint One-year results of the Think Health! study of weight management in primary care practices
    Shiriki K Kumanyika
    Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 20:1249-57. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. pmc Meal replacements in the treatment of adolescent obesity: a randomized controlled trial
    Robert I Berkowitz
    Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 19:1193-9. 2011
  7. 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
  8. doi request reprint 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
  9. 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
  10. pmc Axis I psychopathology in bariatric surgery candidates with and without binge eating disorder: results of structured clinical interviews
    Lashanda R Jones-Corneille
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Obes Surg 22:389-97. 2012

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Publications88

  1. ncbi request reprint 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...
  2. doi request reprint One-year results of the Think Health! study of weight management in primary care practices
    Shiriki K Kumanyika
    Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 20:1249-57. 2012
    ..We conclude that the Basic Plus approach of moderate-intensity counseling by PCPs and their staff can facilitate modest weight loss, with clinically significant weight loss in high program attenders...
  3. ncbi request reprint 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
    ....
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. pmc Meal replacements in the treatment of adolescent obesity: a randomized controlled trial
    Robert I Berkowitz
    Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 19:1193-9. 2011
    ..Across groups, mean reduction in BMI from baseline to month 12 was 3.4 ± 0.7% (P < 0.01). Use of MR significantly improved short-term weight loss, compared with CD, but its continued use did not improve maintenance of lost weight...
  7. 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...
  8. doi request reprint 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...
  9. 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...
  10. pmc Axis I psychopathology in bariatric surgery candidates with and without binge eating disorder: results of structured clinical interviews
    Lashanda R Jones-Corneille
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Obes Surg 22:389-97. 2012
    ..The relationship of BED to other psychosocial functioning and weight loss goals also was examined...
  11. ncbi request reprint 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...
  12. ncbi request reprint 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...
  13. 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...
  14. ncbi request reprint 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...
  15. pmc Long-term effect of weight loss on obstructive sleep apnea severity in obese patients with type 2 diabetes
    Samuel T Kuna
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Sleep 36:641-649A. 2013
    ..To examine whether the initial benefit of weight loss on obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) severity at 1 year is maintained at 4 years...
  16. doi request reprint A pilot study investigating the efficacy of postoperative dietary counseling to improve outcomes after bariatric surgery
    David B Sarwer
    Department of Psychiatry, Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 8:561-8. 2012
    ..The study was performed at an academic medical center...
  17. ncbi request reprint 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...
  18. doi request reprint 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...
  19. ncbi request reprint 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
    ....
  20. ncbi request reprint 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...
  21. ncbi request reprint 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...
  22. ncbi request reprint 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...
  23. 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...
  24. ncbi request reprint 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...
  25. 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...
  26. pmc Threshold for improvement in insulin sensitivity with adolescent weight loss
    Pamela Abrams
    Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes, Department of Pediatrics, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Pediatr 163:785-90. 2013
    ....
  27. pmc Patients' preferred terms for describing their excess weight: discussing obesity in clinical practice
    Sheri Volger
    Department of Psychiatry, Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 20:147-50. 2012
    ..Instead practitioners may want to consider broaching the topic using more patient-friendly terms such as "weight," "BMI," "weight problem," or "excess weight."..
  28. ncbi request reprint 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...
  29. doi request reprint 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...
  30. 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...
  31. ncbi request reprint 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
    ....
  32. ncbi request reprint 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...
  33. ncbi request reprint 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...
  34. ncbi request reprint 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...
  35. 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...
  36. ncbi request reprint 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...
  37. ncbi request reprint 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...
  38. 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...
  39. ncbi request reprint 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
    ....
  40. pmc One-year changes in symptoms of depression and weight in overweight/obese individuals with type 2 diabetes in the Look AHEAD study
    Lucy F Faulconbridge
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 20:783-93. 2012
    ..Mild (or greater) symptoms of depression at baseline did not prevent overweight/obese individuals with type 2 diabetes from achieving significant weight loss...
  41. pmc Behavioral treatment of obesity
    Meghan L Butryn
    Department of Psychology, Drexel University, 245 North 15th Street, MS 626, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA
    Psychiatr Clin North Am 34:841-59. 2011
    ..Innovative programs also are being developed to disseminate behavioral approaches beyond traditional academic settings...
  42. pmc Weight reduction in obese adolescents with and without binge eating
    Chanelle T Bishop-Gilyard
    Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 19:982-7. 2011
    ..0001). Findings suggest a combination of behavioral and pharmacologic therapy may produce both weight loss and improvement in BE...
  43. 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...
  44. ncbi request reprint 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...
  45. 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...
  46. doi request reprint 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...
  47. 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...
  48. doi request reprint 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...
  49. ncbi request reprint 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
  50. doi request reprint 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. 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...
  52. 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...
  53. ncbi request reprint 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...
  54. pmc Design, recruitment and start up of a primary care weight loss trial targeting African American and Hispanic adults
    Shiriki Kumanyika
    Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, 8th Floor Blockley Hall, 423 Guardian Drive, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6021, USA
    Contemp Clin Trials 32:215-24. 2011
    ..The study will have particular relevance to African Americans and women...
  55. pmc Treatment of adolescent obesity comparing self-guided and group lifestyle modification programs: a potential model for primary care
    Robert I Berkowitz
    MD, The Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, 3440 Market Street, Suite 200, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Pediatr Psychol 38:978-86. 2013
    ..17% (0.99%) decrease in the Self-Guided LMP (p = 0.92). Both treatments were significantly effective in reducing body mass index. Given its brevity, the Self-Guided LMP offers an innovative approach for primary care. ..
  56. pmc Continuous glucose monitoring to assess the ecologic validity of dietary glycemic index and glycemic load
    Anthony N Fabricatore
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, 19104 3309, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 94:1519-24. 2011
    ..The circumstances under which the glycemic index (GI) and glycemic load (GL) are derived do not reflect real-world eating behavior. Thus, the ecologic validity of these constructs is incompletely known...
  57. ncbi request reprint 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...
  58. pmc Physicians' attitudes about referring their type 2 diabetes patients for bariatric surgery
    David B Sarwer
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 8:381-6. 2012
    ..Our objective was to investigate physicians' attitudes about referring patients with type 2 diabetes for bariatric surgery...
  59. doi request reprint Durability of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery: a meta-regression study
    Mark A Attiah
    Center for Functional and Restorative Neurosurgery, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
    Ann Surg 256:251-4. 2012
    ..The present meta-regression pools data from reports of long-term follow-up (>2 years) to assess durability of the efficacy associated with Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) surgery...
  60. ncbi request reprint 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...
  61. ncbi request reprint 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...
  62. ncbi request reprint 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...
  63. ncbi request reprint 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...
  64. ncbi request reprint 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...
  65. 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...
  66. doi request reprint 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)...
  67. ncbi request reprint 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...
  68. ncbi request reprint 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...
  69. ncbi request reprint 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...
  70. ncbi request reprint 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
  71. pmc Behavioral and pharmacologic therapies for obesity
    Marion L Vetter
    Department of Psychiatry, Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, 19104, USA
    Nat Rev Endocrinol 6:578-88. 2010
    ..Identification of new genes controlling satiety and energy expenditure may yield valuable clues for the development of novel pharmacologic treatments...
  72. ncbi request reprint 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...
  73. doi request reprint 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...
  74. ncbi request reprint 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
  75. ncbi request reprint 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)...
  76. ncbi request reprint 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...
  77. doi request reprint Deep brain stimulation compared with bariatric surgery for the treatment of morbid obesity: a decision analysis study
    Jared M Pisapia
    Department of Neurosurgery, Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 29:E15. 2010
    ..In this decision analysis, the authors determined the success rate at which DBS would be equivalent to the two most common bariatric surgeries...
  78. ncbi request reprint 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...
  79. ncbi request reprint 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...
  80. ncbi request reprint 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
  81. ncbi request reprint 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...
  82. ncbi request reprint 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
  83. ncbi request reprint 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...
  84. ncbi request reprint 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...
  85. ncbi request reprint Medicare and bariatric surgery
    John G Kral
    American Society for Bariatric Surgery, Gainesville, Florida 32607, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 1:35-63. 2005
  86. ncbi request reprint 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...
  87. pmc Surgery decreases long-term mortality, morbidity, and health care use in morbidly obese patients
    Adam Gilden Tsai
    Ann Surg 242:290. 2005
  88. doi request reprint Use of dietary supplements for weight loss in the United States: results of a national survey
    Janine L Pillitteri
    Pinney Associates, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:790-6. 2008
    ..Use of dietary supplements for weight loss is common. More information about dietary supplements is necessary to correct misperceptions and encourage the use of safe and effective weight-loss methods...