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비만 치료에 있어서 체중 감량에 영향을 주는 인자들에 대한 고찰
Review on Predictors of Weight Loss in Obesity Treatment
J Korean Med Obes Res 2018;18:115-27
Published online December 30, 2018;
Copyright © 2018 The Society of Korean Medicine for Obesity Research.

남승희, 김서영, 임영우, 박영배1
Seung-Hee Nam, Seo-Young Kim, Young-Woo Lim, Young-Bae Park1

누베베 한의원, 1누베베 미병 의학 연구소

Nubebe Korean Medical Clinic, 1Nubebe Mibyeong Research Institute
Young-Bae Park
Nubebe Mibyeong Research Institute, Top Building 2F, 10 Seongnam-daero 926beon-gil, Bundang-gu, Seongnam 13506, Korea, Tel: +82-31-745-6400, Fax: +82-31-736-2252, E-mail:
Received August 17, 2018; Revised November 17, 2018; Accepted November 18, 2018.
cc This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Objectives: People often fail to reduce or maintain their weight despite trying to lose weight. The purpose of this study was to review previously published study results of the predictive factors associated with weight loss in obesity treatment.
Methods: Authors searched for the articles related to weight loss, published from 2007 to 2017 found on PubMed, Scopus, Research Information Sharing Service (RISS), and Koreanstudies Information Service System (KISS). A total of 43 articles were finally selected. From the study results, unchangeable and changeable predictors were extracted, and these predictors were examined according to detailed categories.
Results: Predictors of weight loss in obesity treatment included genetic and physiological factors, demographic factors, history of treatment on obesity related factors, behavioral factors, psychological factors and treatment process related factors. The main factors of weight loss were unchangeable predictors such as high initial degree of obesity and younger age, and changeable predictors such as dietary restraint, regular exercise, self-efficacy, initial weight loss and attendance. Especially dietary restraint, regular exercise, successful initial weight loss and high attendance were considered to be dominant factors for weight loss treatments.
Conclusions: Our review results suggest that unchangeable and changeable predictors of weight loss should be carefully examined during treatments of obesity.
Keywords : Weight loss, Obesity treatment, Predictors, Factors

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