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Table 1 Summary of recruitment to the p-FFIT study

From: Weight management for overweight and obese men delivered through professional football clubs: a pilot randomized trial

  Large club Smaller club
Applied to join programme / Recruitment target 82 / 60 48 / 60
  % (No)
Ineligible (age/BMI) 7.3 (6) 2.1 (1)
Withdrew for medical reasons 2.4 (2) 2.1 (1)
Changed mind 2.4 (2) 2.1 (1)
Not able to attend (programme or measurement sessions) 13.4 (11) 6.3 (3)
Randomized 30 Inter; 31 Compa 21 Inter; 21 Comp
Source (where heard about programme)
Club website 50.8 (31) 54.8 (23)
Leaflet mailings n/a 19.0 (8)
Word of mouth (including emails) 44.3 (27) 28.6 (12)
Newspaper (local and national) 3.3 (2) 19.0 (8)
Other (e.g., adverts in local venues; match day advertising) 4.9 (3) 7.1 (3)
Men reporting more than one source 23.0 (14) 35.7 (15)
  1. aInter = intervention group; Comp = comparison group.