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A comparison of cognitive restructuring and cognitive defusion as strategies for resisting a craved food

Overview of attention for article published in Psychology & Health, October 2012
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Title
A comparison of cognitive restructuring and cognitive defusion as strategies for resisting a craved food
Published in
Psychology & Health, October 2012
DOI 10.1080/08870446.2012.694436
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Authors

Robyn Moffitt, Grant Brinkworth, Manny Noakes, Philip Mohr

Abstract

The present study investigated the effectiveness of two cognitive strategies for resisting a craved food. One-hundred-and-ten self-identified chocolate cravers were randomised to a waiting list control condition or to receive a 60-minute standardised group intervention on cognitive restructuring (CR) or cognitive defusion (CD). All participants were provided with a bag of chocolates which they were instructed to carry with them for seven days and try to resist eating; uneaten chocolates were returned at the end of the study period. Measures included chocolate consumption and other behavioural, cognitive and evaluative self-reported outcomes. Overall, the odds of abstinence from chocolate were 3.26 times higher for participants in the CD than the CR condition. The effect of the interventions depended on baseline cognitive distress levels; for individuals at high levels of cognitive distress the CD condition led to significantly more restraint from chocolate than both the CR and control conditions. In addition, CD led to greater self-reported improvements in eating behaviours during the study period and was rated significantly easier to use and apply than CR. CD is discussed as a simple and efficient approach to manage food cravings and, potentially, other behavioural contributors to obesity.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 3 3%
Turkey 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Unknown 107 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 20 18%
Student > Master 17 15%
Student > Doctoral Student 15 13%
Student > Bachelor 13 12%
Researcher 7 6%
Other 25 22%
Unknown 16 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 61 54%
Medicine and Dentistry 11 10%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 5%
Social Sciences 6 5%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 2%
Other 9 8%
Unknown 18 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 92. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 03 April 2017.
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#236,979
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