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Cluster-randomised controlled trial to assess the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of an obesity prevention programme for Chinese primary school-aged children: the CHIRPY DRAGON study protocol
  1. Bai Li1,
  2. Wei Jia Liu2,
  3. Peymane Adab1,
  4. Miranda Pallan1,
  5. Karla Hemming1,
  6. Emma Frew1,
  7. Rong Lin2,
  8. James Martin1,
  9. Wei Liu2,
  10. Kar Keung Cheng1
  1. 1Institute of Applied Health Research, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
  2. 2Faculty of School Health, Guangzhou Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, Guangzhou, PR China
  1. Correspondence to Professor Peymane Adab; p.adab{at}bham.ac.uk

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  • Contributors All authors contributed to the development of the design of the CHIRPY DRAGON Trial. Intervention development was led by BL, with advice from PA and contributions from MP, KKC, KH, EF and WJL. BL, PA, MP, EF and KH form the project management group and advised on the trial design, measurement tools and project overview. KH advised on the sampling, sample size estimation and the statistical analysis plan. JM performed randomisation with support from KH. EF designed the economic evaluation. BL designed process evaluation tools with advice from PA and MP, BL oversees and manages the project fieldwork with WJL being the local supervisor. WJL, RL and WL contribute to the implementation of the project in Guangzhou. Funding for the trial was secured by BL, with support from PA and KKC. BL wrote the first draft of the manuscript. All authors contributed to critical revisions of the paper. The final manuscript was read and approved by all authors.

  • Funding Following external scientific review and approvals from the Chinese authority, the University of Birmingham received a charitable donation from Zhejiang Yong Ning Pharmaceutical Ltd Co. to support its research collaboration with China Guangzhou Centre for Diseases Control and Prevention in obesity prevention among Chinese children. The research is led and hosted by the University of Birmingham.

  • Disclaimer The funder has no role in any aspects of the study’s design, implementation, analyses and reporting.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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  • Contributors All authors contributed to the development of the design of the CHIRPY DRAGON Trial. Intervention development was led by BL, with advice from PA and contributions from MP, KKC, KH, EF and WJL. BL, PA, MP, EF and KH form the project management group and advised on the trial design, measurement tools and project overview. KH advised on the sampling, sample size estimation and the statistical analysis plan. JM performed randomisation with support from KH. EF designed the economic evaluation. BL designed process evaluation tools with advice from PA and MP, BL oversees and manages the project fieldwork with WJL being the local supervisor. WJL, RL and WL contribute to the implementation of the project in Guangzhou. Funding for the trial was secured by BL, with support from PA and KKC. BL wrote the first draft of the manuscript. All authors contributed to critical revisions of the paper. The final manuscript was read and approved by all authors.

  • Funding Following external scientific review and approvals from the Chinese authority, the University of Birmingham received a charitable donation from Zhejiang Yong Ning Pharmaceutical Ltd Co. to support its research collaboration with China Guangzhou Centre for Diseases Control and Prevention in obesity prevention among Chinese children. The research is led and hosted by the University of Birmingham.

  • Disclaimer The funder has no role in any aspects of the study’s design, implementation, analyses and reporting.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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