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Die rol van gerigte beelding by gewigsverlies

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dc.contributor.author Gous AMJ en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-22T07:16:35Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-22T07:16:35Z
dc.date.created 1993 en
dc.date.submitted 1995 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11892/10102
dc.description.abstract The aim of this study is to determine the extent to which guided imagery can contribute towards effective weight loss, positive change in body cathexis and the improvement of self-image. A guided imagery programme is devised, using available literature. With regard to obesity and overweight, attention is paid to, inter alia, the clinical picture, etiology, prognosis and treatment thereof. Existing weight-loss programmes and the reasons why they so often fail are also examined. Sixty-four women between the ages of 18 and 47, with body-mass indices of between 23.6 and 33.9 are involved in the empirical investigation. A three-group test-retest design is used. Group A follows a diet which is worked out and individually adapted by a consulting dietician. Group B attends a guided imagery programme once a week in addition to following the diet, while group C only attends the weekly guided imagery programme. The duration of the programme is 16 weeks. It is found that group A shows the most alteration and group C the second most, wile group B shows almost no alteration. In group A, positive change occurs in respect of weight loss, five aspects of body perception (hip, chest, face, trunk and foot measurements,) two aspects of self-concept (self-satisfaction and self-criticism) and one aspect of a body-image disturbance (grooming habits). Group C shows positive changes in two aspects of body perception (trunk and foot measurements), two aspects of self-image (physical self-image and self-satisfaction) and one aspect of a body-image disturbance (clothing habits). In group B, there is meaningful change only with regard to aspect of body perception, namely hip measurement. Between-group differences were also minimal. The complexity of obesity and overweight comes to the fore in this study. Further research is recommended with regard to the high drop-out rate, apparent external locus of control, poor perseverance and motivation, as well as the thought patterns and belief systems of obese people. en
dc.language Afrikaans en
dc.subject Psychology en
dc.subject Clinical psychology en
dc.title Die rol van gerigte beelding by gewigsverlies en
dc.type Masters degree en
dc.description.degree MA en

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