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Protocol for: Sheffield Obesity Trial (SHOT): A randomised controlled trial of exercise therapy and mental health outcomes in obese adolescents [ISRCNT83888112]

  • Amanda J Daley1Email author,
  • Robert J Copeland2,
  • Neil P Wright3 and
  • Jerry KH Wales4
BMC Public Health20055:113

Received: 04 October 2005

Accepted: 31 October 2005

Published: 31 October 2005

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31 Oct 2005 Editorially accepted
31 Oct 2005 Article published 10.1186/1471-2458-5-113

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Authors’ Affiliations

The Department of General Practice and Primary Care, The Medical School, Clinical Sciences Building, University of Birmingham
The Centre for Sport and Exercise Science, Sheffield Hallam University
Sheffield Children's NHS Trust
Academic Unit of Child Health, The Children's Hospital