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Hypnotic Enhancement of Cognitive-Behavioral Weight Loss Treatments--Another Meta-Reanalysis.

Kirsch, I. (1996). Hypnotic Enhancement of Cognitive-Behavioral Weight Loss Treatments--Another Meta-Reanalysis. Journal of Consulting & Clinical Psychology, Vol. 64, 517-9.

In a 3rd meta-analysis of the effect of adding hypnosis to cognitive-behavioral treatments for weight reduction, additional data were obtained from authors of 2 studies, and computational inaccuracies in both previous recta-analyses were corrected. Averaged across posttreatment and follow-up assessment periods, the mean weight loss was 6.00 lbs. (2.72 kg) without hypnosis and 11.83 lbs. (5.37 kg) with hypnosis. The mean effect size of this difference was 0.66 SD. At the last assessment period, the mean weight loss was 6.03 lbs. (2.74 kg) without hypnosis and 14.88 lbs. (6.75 kg) with hypnosis. The effect size for this difference was 0.98 SD. Correlational analyses indicated that the benefits of hypnosis increased substantially over time (r = .74).

David Hartman, MSW, The Wellness Institute, 3716-274th Ave SE, Issaquah, WA 98029 425-391-9716

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Title Annotation:Obesity: Weight Release
Author:Hartman, David
Publication:Journal of Heart Centered Therapies
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Mar 22, 2010
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