Investigación piloto de una intervención hipnoterapéutica de banda gástrica virtual

Translated title of the contribution: Pilot Investigation of a Virtual Gastric Band Hypnotherapy Intervention

Stephanie Greetham, Sarah Goodwin, Liz Wells, Claire Whitham, Huw Jones, Alan Rigby, Thozhukat Sathyapalan, Marie Reid, Stephen Atkin

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This 24-week-long pilot investigation of 30 men and women with a BMI > 27 kg/m2 aimed to determine whether virtual gastric band (VGB) hypnotherapy has an effect on weight loss in overweight adults, compared to relaxation hypnotherapy and a self-directed diet. Levels of weight loss and gain ranged from −17 kg to +4.7 kg in the VGB hypnotherapy group and −9.3 kg to +7.8 kg in the relaxation group. There was no significant difference between VGB hypnotherapy as a main effect on weight loss, (X2 = 0.67, p = .41, df = 1) and there was no evidence of differential weight loss over time, (X2 = 4.2, p = .64, df = 6). Therefore, the authors conclude that there was no significant difference between VGB hypnotherapy and the relaxation hypnotherapy.

Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)419-433
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2016
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Complementary and Manual Therapy
  • Clinical Psychology

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