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, 23 ( Pt 4), 265-71

Weight Loss Maintenance as an Aspect of Family Emotion and Process

Weight Loss Maintenance as an Aspect of Family Emotion and Process

L Fischmann-Havstad et al. Br J Clin Psychol.

Abstract

The Expressed Emotion Index (EE) has been used with a high degree of success in predicting relapse of psychiatric patients in Great Britain. The present study examined the usefulness of EE as a predictor of weight loss maintenance in women in the United States. In a sample of 28, with a relapse rate of 50 per cent, EE correctly predicted maintenance for 78.5 per cent of the cases. A more economical, paper-and-pencil test of marital relationship (Relationship Style Inventory) correlated significantly with EE (r = 0.64) but did not successfully predict weight maintenance (r = 0.29).

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