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Table 1 Methods of supporting recruiters

From: Challenges of a community based pragmatic, randomised controlled trial of weight loss maintenance

1 Training sessions Team members provided training sessions and advice on how to approach patients
2 Study materials Recruiters were provided with posters, flyers and ‘patient packs’ which included information sheets and pre-paid envelopes to return expressions of interest
3 Telephone contact and support Monthly contact was made with practices in order to troubleshoot any problems and encourage staff
4 Newsletters Quarterly newsletters were drafted to provide updates on study progress