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Weight loss referrals for adults in primary care (WRAP): protocol for a multi-centre randomised controlled trial comparing the clinical and cost-effectiveness of primary care referral to a commercial weight loss provider for 12 weeks, referral for 52 weeks, and a brief self-help intervention [ISRCTN82857232].

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BACKGROUND: Recent trials demonstrate the acceptability and short term efficacy of primary care referral to a commercial weight loss provider for weight management. Commissioners now need information on the optimal duration of intervention and the longer term outcomes and cost effectiveness of such treatment to give best value for money. METHODS/DESIGN: This multicentre, randomised controlled trial with a parallel design will recruit 1200 overweight adults (BMI ≥28 kg/m2) through their primar...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1186/1471-2458-14-620

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
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National Institute for Health Research
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MR/J000493/1
Publisher:
BioMed Central
Journal:
BMC public health More from this journal
Volume:
14
Issue:
1
Pages:
620
Publication date:
2014-01-01
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1471-2458
ISSN:
1471-2458
Language:
English
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2014-08-22

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