Funding for this research was provided by:
Medical Research Council (MC_PC_13085)
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Received: 16 July 2018
Accepted: 8 October 2018
First Online: 22 October 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Ethical approval was obtained from the University of Sheffield, project reference 0733/KW. We obtained consent for participation in the following ways:OrderedList removed
: Not applicable.
: ED, JL and SEB were all employed by Slimming World at the time the study was carried out. Names and raw data were kept confidential from ED, JL and SEB with the exception of the names of participants in the feasibility study. Slimming World supplied the adjusted materials to group leaders taking part in the study and provided weight change data (with participants’ consent) for participants with ID. Qualitative data were aggregated so that all findings discussed with Slimming World were non attributable.LC and MR attended meetings with lunch provided at Slimming World on two occasions.SS, CH, JH and AOC have no competing interests.
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