About the Authors

Jürgen Barth, Thomas Munder, Heike Gerger, Eveline Nüesch, Sven Trelle, Peter Jüni
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

Eveline Nüesch, Sven Trelle, Peter Jüni
CTU Bern, Department of Clinical Research, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

Eveline Nüesch
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

Hansjörg Znoj
Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, University Bern, Bern, Switzerland

Pim Cuijpers
Department of Clinical Psychology, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Corresponding Author

mail@juergen-barth.de

Competing Interests

PJ is an unpaid member of steering group or executive committee of trials funded by Abbott Vascular, Biosensors, Medtronic and St. Jude Medical. CTU Bern, which is part of the University of Bern, has a staff policy of not accepting individual honoraria or consultancy fees. However, CTU Bern is involved in design, conduct, or analysis of clinical studies funded by Abbott Vascular, Ablynx, Amgen, AstraZeneca, Biosensors, Biotronic, Boehrhinger Ingelheim, Eisai, Eli Lilly, Exelixis, Geron, Gilead Sciences, Nestlé, Novartis, Novo Nordisc, Padma, Roche, Schering-Plough, St. Jude Medical, and Swiss Cardio Technologies. The other authors declare that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Analyzed the data: EN ST JB TM PJ. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: JB TM PJ. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: JB TM HG EN ST HJZ PJ PC. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: JB TM HG EN ST HJZ PJ PC. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: JB TM HG EN ST HJZ PJ PC.