Behav Res Ther 2018 Jun 28;105:10-16. Epub 2018 Mar 28.
Department of Pediatrics, University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive #0874, La Jolla, CA, 92093, United States; Department of Psychiatry, University of California, 9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, CA, 92093, United States; Department of Family Medicine and Public Health, University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive #0725, 92093, La Jolla, CA, United States.
We examined the relationship between executive function and weight loss among children (8-12 years) and parents enrolled in a behavioral weight-loss program. 150 overweight/obese children and their parents participated in a 6-month family-based weight-loss intervention and completed baseline (month 0), post-treatment (month 6) and 18-month follow-up assessments (month 24), which included Digit Span (DS), Stop Signal Task (SST), and Wisconsin Card Sorting Test (WCST). Anthropometrics were additionally measured at mid-treatment (month 3) and 6-month follow-up (month 12). Read More