Citation Stead M, Craigie A, Macleod M, McKell J, Caswell S, Steele R & Anderson AS (2015) Why are some people more successful at lifestyle change than others? Factors associated with successful weight loss in the BeWEL randomised controlled trial of adults at risk of colorectal cancer. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 12, Art. No.: 87. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12966-015-0240-2
Abstract Background: The BeWEL (BodyWEight and physicaL activity) randomised controlled trial demonstrated that a weight management programme offered in the colorectal cancer screening setting was effective. However, the differential responses of participants to the programme were notable. This study aimed to explore the factors associated with success and to identify implications for future programme design.
Methods: Analyses were conducted of quantitative data (n = 148) from the BeWEL intervention group to compare demographic and psychosocial characteristics and lifestyle changes in those who met and exceeded the target 7% weight loss (‘super-achievers') with those who achieved only ‘moderate' or ‘low' amounts of weight loss (2-7% loss, or