A mindful eating group intervention for obese women: a mixed methods feasibility study

Arch Psychiatr Nurs. 2013 Oct;27(5):211-8. doi: 10.1016/j.apnu.2013.05.004. Epub 2013 Jun 12.


The purpose of this mixed methods study was to: 1) describe the effect of an 8-week mindful eating intervention on mindful eating, weight loss self-efficacy, depression, and biomarkers of weight in urban, underserved, obese women; and 2) identify themes of the lived experience of mindful eating. A convenience sample of 12 obese women was recruited with data collected at baseline and 8 weeks followed by a focus group. Only self-efficacy for weight loss significantly increased over 8 weeks (t=-2.63, P=.04). Qualitative findings of mindful eating supported quantitative findings and extended understanding about the effect of the intervention.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Depression / psychology
  • Depression / therapy
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Feeding Behavior / psychology
  • Female
  • Focus Groups
  • Humans
  • Interviews as Topic
  • Middle Aged
  • Obesity / psychology
  • Obesity / therapy*
  • Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
  • Psychology
  • Self Efficacy
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Weight Reduction Programs / methods*