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Table 3 Reasons for withdrawal from the study, presented by randomised group

From: The impact of participant mental health on attendance and engagement in a trial of behavioural weight management programmes: secondary analysis of the WRAP randomised controlled trial

Withdrawal reasons
  BI (n = 58) CP12 (n = 110) CP52 (n = 100)
Changed mind about participating 12 (21%) 21 (19%) 28 (28%)
Found another weight loss method 1 (2%) 2 (2%) 1 (1%)
Health issues 5 (9%) 16 (15%) 15 (15%)
Moved away 7 (12%) 17 (15%) 13 (13%)
No reason given 6 (10%) 16 (15%) 9 (9%)
Personal reasons 7 (12%) 12 (11%) 14 (14%)
Time/other commitments 6 (10%) 13 (12%) 9 (9%)
Trouble attending study visits 0 3 (3%) 1 (1%)
Unable to attend WW N/A 1 (1%) 2 (2%)
Unhappy with study procedures 0 2 (2%) 2 (2%)
Unhappy with intervention 14 (24%) 7 (6%) 6 (6%)
  1. Abbreviations: WW Formerly Weight Watchers, BI Brief intervention, CP12–12 week commercial weight management programme (WW), CP52–52 week commercial weight management programme (WW)