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Table 3 Quarterly schedule for additional therapeutic contact (ATC) in the 'G+ATC' intervention groupa

From: A randomised controlled trial of a community-based healthy lifestyle program for overweight and obese adolescents: the Loozit®study protocol

Quarterly schedule Mode of ATC
School term week  
1, 4, 6, 9 No contact
2 & 7 10 minute telephone coaching call with adolescent
3, 8,10 Group facilitator sends adolescent an email message and/or mobile phone SMS according to preference
5 Booster group session
End of term school holiday week b  
1 No contact
2 Group facilitator sends adolescent an email message and/or mobile phone SMS according to preference
  1. a This schedule is repeated seven times during phase 2 of the study
  2. b Once a year students have a six week summer holiday. During this period they receive ATC once a fortnight via mobile phone SMS and/or e-mail, totaling 3 contact occasions.