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Table 3 Weight change outcomes

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

   Trials n (number of participants) Mean difference, kg (95%CI) I 2 P 95 % prediction intervals Sub group analysis P
Weight change Mean weight change at programme end 19 (2843) −3.0 (-3.7 to -2.3) 82 % <0.01   __
Mean weight change at follow-up 3 (185) −5.5 (-11.4 to 4.7) 86 % 0.04 __ __
Self-weighing/self-regulation isolated. Isolated strategy 1 (183) −0.5 (-1.3 to 0.3) __ __ __ __
Behavioural weight management programme plus self-weighing/self-regulation components compared to the same behavioural programme 4 (274) −1.7 (-2.6 to -0.8) 0 % <0.01 −7.5 to 4.1 __
Multi component interventions All 15 (2490) −3.4 (-4.2 to -2.6) 82 % <0.01 −6.9 to 0.1 __
Daily weighing 7 (795) −3.6 (-5.4 to -1.8) 91 % <0.01 −10.2 to 3.0 0.57
Less than daily weighing 8 (1695) −3.3 (-4.0 to -2.5) 65 % <0.01 −4.6 to -1.0
Has accountability 14 (2073)+ −3.6 (-4.6 to -2.7) 83 % <0.01 −7.5 to 0.3 0.03
No accountability 2 (313)+ −2.3 (-3.2 to -1.5) 0 % <0.01 __
  1. All studies are intention to treat using BOCF + One trial had three arms and subsequently an intervention arm in each subgroup