Psychosomatisches Zentrum Waldviertel PSZW

Eggenburg, Austria

Psychosomatisches Zentrum Waldviertel PSZW

Eggenburg, Austria

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Bannert B.,Psychosomatisches Zentrum Waldviertel PSZW | Bannert B.,UMIT University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology | Schobersberger W.,UMIT University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology | Tran U.,Eggenburg Institute for Complex Systems | And 2 more authors.
Journal of Obesity | Year: 2011

Objective. For successful sustainable weight reduction, a multimodal program including behaviour therapy is needed. Lifestyle modification is mostly used for obesity BMI <40 kg/m2. The present study demonstrated the effect of an in-patient nondiet lifestyle program for patients with BMI >40 kg/m2 with psychological comorbidity. Research Methods and Procedere. A retrospective data analysis of 99 participants who passed the program based on moderate activity, healthy and regular food intake over metabolic rate and behaviour therapy was conducted. Results. 64 had a BMI >40 kg/m2 (mean value 49.99 ± 8.74). The relative weight reduction was -6.9 ± 3.9%; (Friedman test P < 0.05). Binary logistic regression analysis for n = 79 revealed that the achievement of the weight reduction goal (0.5 kg per week; predictors: sex, incidence of MTS, duration of in-patient therapy, psychological symptoms, BMI and activity level at baseline) was associated with a shorter duration of in-patient therapy (P = 0.007) and higher BMI at baseline (P = 0.010). Conclusion. Participants with BMI >40 kg/m2 may achieve significant changes of weight reduction and psychological symptoms. However, the primary outcome should not be weight reduction. It is necessary to identify the benefits of lifestyle modification on changing risk profiles and emotional regulation of food intake. © 2011 Bettina Bannert et al.


PubMed | Psychosomatisches Zentrum Waldviertel PSZW
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Neuropsychiatrie : Klinik, Diagnostik, Therapie und Rehabilitation : Organ der Gesellschaft Osterreichischer Nervenarzte und Psychiater | Year: 2016

Areduced heart rate variability (HRV) has been associated with various different pathological physical and psychological conditions and illnesses. The present study is focused on investigating HRV in respect to psychological disorders (depressive disorders anxiety disorders, Burn-out-Syndrome).The results from an investigation with patients from apsychiatric Rehabilitation clinic following asix week in-patient treatment are presented.The results show relevant changes in HRV in the course of the rehabilitative treatment for patients with depressive disorders, anxiety disorders or Burn-out-Syndrome. Simultaneously changes in HRV were linked with improvements in patients psychological symptoms. Changes in HRV (i.e. an increase of relevant HRV-parameters) were accompanied by areduction of psychological strain as well as psychological and physical health problems, which typically occur in Burnout-Syndrome. Furthermore, changes in relevant HRV-parameters were predictive of changes in psychological symptoms (depression, anxiety, phobia, Burnout symptoms).The present study did show, that in respect to the investigation of the relationship between HRV and subjective data, primarily those HRV-parameters are important (in terms of significant results) which are based on parasympathetic activity. These results are interesting in the context of theories, which view vagal mediated HRV as positively connected with self-regulation, adaptability and positive interpersonal interaction of individuals.


PubMed | Psychosomatisches Zentrum Waldviertel PSZW
Type: | Journal: Journal of obesity | Year: 2011

Objective. For successful sustainable weight reduction, a multimodal program including behaviour therapy is needed. Lifestyle modification is mostly used for obesity BMI <40kg/m(2). The present study demonstrated the effect of an in-patient nondiet lifestyle program for patients with BMI >40kg/m(2) with psychological comorbidity. Research Methods and Procedere. A retrospective data analysis of 99 participants who passed the program based on moderate activity, healthy and regular food intake over metabolic rate and behaviour therapy was conducted. Results. 64 had a BMI >40kg/m(2) (mean value 49.99 8.74). The relative weight reduction was -6.9 3.9%; (Friedman test P < 0.05). Binary logistic regression analysis for n = 79 revealed that the achievement of the weight reduction goal (0.5kg per week; predictors: sex, incidence of MTS, duration of in-patient therapy, psychological symptoms, BMI and activity level at baseline) was associated with a shorter duration of in-patient therapy (P = 0.007) and higher BMI at baseline (P = 0.010). Conclusion. Participants with BMI >40kg/m(2) may achieve significant changes of weight reduction and psychological symptoms. However, the primary outcome should not be weight reduction. It is necessary to identify the benefits of lifestyle modification on changing risk profiles and emotional regulation of food intake.

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