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Phone and e-mail counselling are effective for weight management in an overweight working population: a randomized controlled trial

Marieke F van Wier12, Geertje AM Ariëns123, J Caroline Dekkers123, Ingrid JM Hendriksen24, Tjabe Smid15 and Willem van Mechelen12*

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1 Department of Public and Occupational Health/EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, the Netherlands

2 Body@Work, Research Center Physical Activity, Work and Health, TNO-VUmc, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, the Netherlands

3 Municipal Health Service The Hague, PO Box 12652, 2500 DP The Hague, the Netherlands

4 TNO Quality of Life, Wassenaarseweg 56, 2333 AL Leiden, the Netherlands

5 KLM Health Services, PO Box 7700, 1117 ZL Schiphol Airport, the Netherlands

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BMC Public Health 2009, 9:6  doi:10.1186/1471-2458-9-6

Published: 9 January 2009

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Assigned MET-values for the self rated effort levels in each activity domain. Based on the compendium of activities developed by Ainsworth and colleagues [31,32].

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