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Table 3 Weight change outcomes

From: Erratum to: 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 Loss       
Weight change Mean weight change at programme end 20 (2947) -2.91(-3.6 to -2.2) 81 % <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) -3.3 (-4.1to -2.8) 81 % <0.01 -6.7to 0.05 __
Daily weighing 7 (795) -3.2 (-4.8 to -1.6) 90 % <0.01 -9.5 to 3.1 0.95
Less than daily weighing 8 (1695) -3.3 (-4.0 to -2.5) 65 % <0.01 -4.6 to -1.0
Has accountability 14 (2177)+ -3.5 (-4.4 to -2.6) 82 % <0.01 -8.9 to 1.9 0.05
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