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Table 1 Details of treatment programs A and B in respect to visits to different health care professionals and treatment activities

From: Cost-effectiveness of intensive inpatient treatments for severely obese children and adolescents in the Netherlands; a randomized controlled trial (HELIOS)

  Treatment A     Treatment B    
Disciplines/treatment parts Phase 1 (weeks 1-6) Phase 2 (weeks 7-18) Phase 3 (weeks 19-26) Phase 4 (weeks 26-52)* Phase 1 (weeks 1-8) Phase 2 (weeks 10, 12, 14, 16, 18), n = per visit Phase 3 (weeks 20, 22, 24, 26), n = per visit Phase 4 (weeks 26-52)
Exercise therapist 4G 4G 3G 2G 3G 2G 2G 2G
Cesar therapist 1G 1G 1G   1G (from week 3 on) - Once this phase G  
Dietician 1I, 1G 1I, 1G 1I, 1G Once this phase Twice I in first 2 weeks - - Once this phase
Pediatrician Every other week 1I Every other week 1I Every other week 1I - Every other week 1I - Once this phase I -
Psychologist 2I this phase Once this phase I 1G education 1G education - 2I this phase Once (children and parents) this phase G Once this phase I -
Nurse Twice this phase I Twice this phase I - - - - - -
Laboratory Once I this phase - Once I this phase Once I this phase Once I this phase - Once I this phase Once I this phase
Social worker (parents) 1G, 2I this phase 1G 1G 1G 1G 1G 1G 1G
Parents course (parents) Twice this phase G 3 times this phase G Once this phase G - 8 times this phase G Twice this phase G - -
TTV - - Once this phase I, max 1 week - - - - -
Education/group-activity children - - - 1G 2 to 4G 2 to 4G 2 to 4G 3G
Education/group activity/training parents and children - - - 1G 1G 6 times this phase G 5 times this phase G 2G
  1. G = group session
  2. I = Individual session