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dc.contributor.authorCaswell, Stephenen_UK
dc.contributor.authorCraigie, Angelaen_UK
dc.contributor.authorWardle, Janeen_UK
dc.contributor.authorStead, Martineen_UK
dc.contributor.authorAnderson, Annie Sen_UK
dc.description.abstractIntroduction: The BeWEL study is aimed at assessing the impact of a personalised lifestyle programme on body weight in people at risk of developing colorectal adenomas. The study is a two-arm multicentre randomised controlled trial comparing the BeWEL lifestyle programme against usual care. Over 12 months, 316 people who have had a colorectal adenoma removed through the national screening programme will be randomised to provide 80% power to detect a weight loss (primary outcome) of 7% over 12 months. Methods: The 12-month intervention will be delivered by lifestyle counsellors via three face-to-face visits followed by nine monthly telephone support calls. Consultant endorsement for the study will be stressed. An individualised caloric prescription based on estimates for weight maintenance -600 kcal will be calculated. Motivational interviewing techniques will be used to identify personal motivations for weight change and ways to improve perceived self-efficacy. The programme will utilise personalised diet and physical activity data from baseline measures to set behavioural goals. A range of behavioural strategies will be employed to support lifestyle change including goal setting, identifying specific implementation intentions, self-monitoring and feedback. Emphasis will be placed on self-monitoring body weight, and weighing scales will be provided. Programme acceptability will be explored postintervention with indepth interviews. Compliance and impact will be assessed by baseline and follow-up measures of diet by self-report, activity by accelerometry and anthropometry. Ethics and dissemination: Ethical approval has been obtained from the Tayside Committee on Medical Research Ethics. Dissemination of results will focus on publications in peer-reviewed journals, presentations at national/international cancer meetings and NHS groups. In addition, the work will be communicated to the public through forums such at The Scottish Cancer Prevention Network ( The trial is registered with Current Controlled Trials (International Standard Randomised Controlled Trials No: ISRCTN53033856).en_UK
dc.publisherBMJ Publishing Groupen_UK
dc.relationCaswell S, Craigie A, Wardle J, Stead M & Anderson AS (2012) Detailed protocol for the lifestyle intervention in the BeWEL randomised controlled trial of weight loss in adults who have had a colorectal adenoma. BMJ Open, 2 (3).
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dc.subjectcolorectal canceren_UK
dc.titleDetailed protocol for the lifestyle intervention in the BeWEL randomised controlled trial of weight loss in adults who have had a colorectal adenomaen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.citation.jtitleBMJ Openen_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Dundeeen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Dundeeen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity College Londonen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationInstitute for Social Marketingen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Dundeeen_UK
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen_UK
local.rioxx.authorCaswell, Stephen|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorCraigie, Angela|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorWardle, Jane|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorStead, Martine|0000-0002-3066-4604en_UK
local.rioxx.authorAnderson, Annie S|en_UK
local.rioxx.projectInternal Project|University of Stirling|
local.rioxx.filenameCaswell et al BMJOpen12_BeWELProtocoll.pdfen_UK
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