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Obesiteit: 'n Teoretiese verkenning

L. Oelofse

Curationis; Vol 7, No 1 (1984), 51-53. doi: 10.4102/curationis.v7i1.831

Submitted: 28 September 1984
Published:  28 September 1984

Abstract

In a theoretical discussion on obesity the author shows that it is a complex condition, particularly as psychological factors play a significant role in its etiology. Various treatments exist including diet therapy, physical activity, medication, surgery, individual psychotherapy, behaviour therapy. It seems however that a group psychotherapeutic approach to treatment has the best prognostic value. Whatever method of treatment is used, however, physical as well as psychological aspects should be attended to.

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L. Oelofse, Departement Verpleegkunde, Potchefstroomse Universiteit vir CHO, South Africa

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