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Table 2 Summary of ‘social contagion’ studies

From: The role of social networks in the development of overweight and obesity among adults: a scoping review

Ref list # Author Network type Sample Study design Process
[35] Burger, J. M. 2010 Peers USA Experimental Mirroring
Female
[37] Carrell, S. 2011 Peers USA Experimental Mirroring
Male and female
[39] Lemon, S. C. 2009 Peers USA Quasi-experimental Mirroring
Male and female
[34] Mcferran, B. 2010 Peers USA Experimental Mirroring
Female
[40] Robinson, E. 2011 Peers UK Experimental Mirroring
Female
[38] Ali, H. I. 2010 Friends and family, cultural group United Arab Cross-sectional qualitative focus groups Mirroring Social support
Emirates
Females
[32] Befort, C. 2008 Friends and family, cultural group USA Qualitative focus groups Mirroring
Female
[33] Bertoni, A. 2011 Friends and family USA Qualitative focus groups Mirroring
Male and female
[41] Kouvonen, A. 2012 Friends and family England Longitudinal survey Mirroring
Male and female
[36] Pachucki, M. 2011 Friends and family USA Longitudinal survey Mirroring
Male and female
[10] Hruschka, D. 2011 Friends and family USA Cross-sectional survey Mirroring Aspiring
Female
[45] Blanchflower, D. 2009 People living in same region Europe Cross-sectional survey Aspiring
Male and female
[44] Bramble, J. 2009 Cultural group USA Qualitative interviews Aspiring
Female
[43] Renzaho, A. M. N. 2012. Cultural group Australia Qualitative interviews Aspiring
Male and female
[48] Smith-Jackson, T. 2012 Peers USA Cross sectional survey/ qualitative interviews Aspiring
Female
[46] Chandler-Laney, P. 2009 Peers USA Longitudinal survey Aspiring
Female
[47] Klein, W. M. P. 2002. Peers USA Cross sectional survey Aspiring
Female
[42] Krones, P. G. 2005 Peers USA Randomised-controlled trial Aspiring
Female
[50] Barthomeu, L. 2010. Ephemeral network European Quasi- experimental Changing behaviour
Male and female
[49] Mcferran, B. 2010 Ephemeral network USA Experimental Changing behaviour
Female