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

The Original Article was published on 21 August 2015

Erratum

Since publication of the original article [1], a reader observed an error in one of the studies that had been included. The study by VanWormer et al [2] presented the results as pounds and was mistakenly analysed in kg. The results have been re-analysed.

Comparing multi-component interventions including self-weighing with no intervention or minimal control is changed by 0.1 kg (3.3 kg, 95 % CI -4.1 to -2.8). The 95 % prediction intervals changed slightly (-6.7 to 0.05 kg versus previously -6.9 to 0.1). Figure 2 of the original article should have presented these results, as appears correctly within this erratum.

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Forest plot of weight loss studies at programme end

In addition, the mean difference between intervention and control groups for those with accountability changed from -3.6 kg (95 % CI -4.6 to -2.7 kg) to -3.5 kg (95 % CI -4.4 to -2.6 kg). This difference was approaching significance (p = 0.05) rather than previously being significant (p = 0.03). An amended version of Table 3 appears here to highlight these changes.

Table 3 Weight change outcomes

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    Madigan CD, Daley A, Lewis A, Aveyard P, Jolly K. Is self-weighing an effective tool for weight loss: a systematic literature review and meta-analysis. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2015;12:104.

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    VanWormer JJ, Martinez AM, Benson GA, Crain AL, Martinson BC, Cosentino DL, et al. Telephone counseling and home telemonitoring: the weigh by day trial. Am J Health Behav. 2009;33(4):445–54. doi:10.5993/ajhb.33.4.10.

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The online version of the original article can be found under doi:10.1186/s12966-015-0267-4.

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Madigan, C.D., Daley, A.J., Lewis, A.L. et al. Erratum to: Is self-weighing an effective tool for weight loss: a systematic literature review and meta-analysis. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 13, 42 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12966-016-0366-x

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