Efficancy of CBT In Maintaining Self Esteem Among Obese
Keywords:Self-esteem, Obesity, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Body Mass Index, Weight Loss.
AbstractThe study was designed to see the efficacy of CBT intervention in maintaining self-esteem among three different grades of obese (grade I, II ; III) belonging to three different age groups (early adulthood and late adulthood). For the purpose 280 obese categorized into three different age groups were taking from various fitness clinics at Delhi. In this way 90 obese consisted of males and females both were taken in each age group, and 30 participants were taken for each grade of obese. To measure the self-esteem of the participants 25 items Self Esteem Inventory (SEI) by Coopersmith (2002) was administered on the participants before providing CBT intervention and after CBT intervention to see the difference in their self-esteem. Out of 25 items 17 were negative and 8 positives in the inventory. The results showed that there was substantial increase in the self-esteem among all the three grades of obese belonging to the three different age groups. All the differences were large and statistically significant. Thus, the CBT effectiveness in improving self- esteem among obese was very much evident from the results.
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