Comparison of the Effectiveness of Two Modalities of Group Delivery of Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Intervention for Food Cravings: Online versus In-Person

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Abstract

Recent research has demonstrated the effectiveness of Emotional FreedomTechniques (EFT), to address overeating behaviours in obese and overweightindividuals both in-person (Church & Brooks, 2010; Stapleton et al., 2011,2012, 2016, 2017) and online (Church, Stapleton, Sheppard & Carter, 2018;Church & Wilde, 2013). The aim of the present study was to determinewhether an online EFT program was as efficacious as the in-person treatment.This was achieved by comparing data from a randomised clinical trial (RCT)for an in-person EFT intervention for weight management (Stapleton et al.,2016), with an equivalent online RCT. Each program targeted food cravings,the subjective power of food, dietary restraint, body mass index, weight, somaticsymptomology, anxiety, and depression. Results indicate both modalitieswere comparable in efficacy and both groups experienced significant reductionsfrom pre-intervention to post-intervention, with reductions remainingsignificant at follow ups for food cravings, power of food, depression andweight, with minor differences observed at post-intervention or 6-month followup for dietary restraint, somatic symptoms, anxiety and body mass index.Follow-up analyses revealed a significant effect of depression, anxiety andweight on attrition in the online treatment group.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)158-181
Number of pages24
JournalOpen Journal of Social Sciences
Volume8
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Feb 2020

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