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Table 3 Summary of diet-induced weight loss plan and number of planned contacts

From: Weight-loss and exercise for communities with arthritis in North Carolina (we-can): design and rationale of a pragmatic, assessor-blinded, randomized controlled trial

Months Weight loss plan Meal Replacements or equivalent per day (N) Contacts per month (N)
Total Individual Group
0-6 Energy restriction 800–1000 kcals/day 1-2 4 2a 2
7-12 Either continued energy restriction or weight maintenance once 10% weight loss reached 0-1 2 1a 1
13-18 Either continued energy restriction or weight maintenance once 10% weight loss reached 0-1 1 1a none
  1. aIndividual contacts will alternate between face-to-face and a method preferred by the participant (i.e., phone, email, text, etc.)