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Table 2 Brief summary of included trials

From: Is self-weighing an effective tool for weight loss: a systematic literature review and meta-analysis

Studya Participants n Duration of intervention Follow-up Categoryb Weighing frequency
Allen et al. (2013 [39] 68 6 months End of intervention 2 Weekly
Anderson et al. (2014) [32] 329 12 months End of intervention 3 Weekly
Appel et al. (2011) [26] 415 24 months End of intervention 3 Weekly
Bacon et al. (2002) [40] 78 6 months End of intervention 3 Weekly
Batra et al. (2013) Cluster RCT [35] 4 worksites, 118 participants 6 months End of intervention 3 Daily
Bertz et al. (2012) [34] 68 3 months End of intervention and 12 months 3 3 times per week
Collins (2012) [29] 309 3 months End of intervention 3 Weekly
Fujimoto et al. (2002) [30] 72 7.2 months End of intervention and 24 months 2 4 times daily
Gokee La Rose (2009) [41] 40 10 weeks End of intervention 2 Daily
Haapalal (2009) [36] 125 12 months End of intervention 3 Daily
Heckerman et al. (1978) [23] 23 10 weeks End of intervention and 6 months 3 Weigh often between weekly meetings
Imai et al. (2008) [18] 100 6 months End of intervention 3 Twice per day
Joachim et al. (1975) [25] 32 8 weeks End of intervention and 4 months 3 Twice per day
Lally et al. (2008) [43] 104 8 weeks End of intervention 3 Daily
Leermakers et al. (1998) [42] 90 6 months End of intervention 3 Weekly
Linde et al. (2011) [31] 68 Single session 6 months NA Daily
Ma et al. (2013) [33] 241 15 months End of intervention 3 Weekly
Madigan et al. (2014) [28] 183 3 months End of intervention 1 Daily
Mahoney et al. (1973) [24] 53 4 weeks End of intervention and 4 months 3 Twice per week
Mehring et al. (2013) Cluster RCT [27] 186 3 months End of intervention 3 Weekly
Pacanowski et al. (2011) [44] 162 12 months 6 months and end of intervention 3 Daily
Steinberg et al. (2013) [37] 91 6 months End of intervention 3 Daily
Van Wormer et al. (2009) [21] 100 6 months End of intervention   Weekly
Wing et al. (2010) [38] 128 3 months End of intervention 2 Daily
  1. aAll studies are RCTs, unless stated that they are Cluster RCTs
  2. b1 = self-weighing isolated, 2 = the same behavioural weight management programme given to both groups but the intervention group were also given self-monitoring/ self-weighing techniques, 3 = self-weighing added to a behavioural weight management programme