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Table 2 Goals and rewards recorded during the SHED-IT program (n = 66)

From: Associations between program outcomes and adherence to Social Cognitive Theory tasks: process evaluation of the SHED-IT community weight loss trial for men

  Overall Month 1 Month 2 Month 3 P-valuec
Weight Goals      
Recorded 51.5 60.6 48.5 45.5 0.18
What?      
<0.5 kg/week 20.6 15.0 21.9 26.7 0.30
0.5-1 kg/week 51.0 52.5 53.1 46.7  
>1 kg/week 23.5 27.5 12.5 10.0  
Other 4.9 0 6.3 10.0  
SMARTa 96.1 100.0 93.8 93.2 0.08
Exercise Goals      
Recorded 49.5 59.1 45.5 43.9 0.16
What?      
Pedometer Count 31.9 31.0 40.0 25.6 0.26
Walk 25.9 33.3 20.0 23.1  
Bike Ride 13.8 14.3 11.4 15.4  
Gymnasium/Strength Training 13.8 7.1 14.3 20.5  
Run/Jog 2.6 0 0 7.7  
Other 12.1 14.3 14.3 7.7  
SMARTa 79.6 84.6 83.3 65.6 0.03
Nutrition Goals      
Recorded 48.0 57.6 45.5 40.9 0.14
What?      
Junk Food b 18.7 32.0 5.7 12.5  
Fruit/Vegetables 11.1 6.0 17.1 12.5 0.15
Kilojoule Target 9.4 8.0 8.6 12.5  
Water 8.5 12.0 2.9 9.4  
Portion Size 8.5 6.0 8.6 12.5  
Alcohol 7.7 4.0 11.4 9.4  
Caffeine 6.8 8.0 8.6 3.1  
Breakfast 5.1 8.0 5.7 0  
Other 23.9 16.0 31.4 28.1  
SMARTa 55.8 73.6 46.6 40.8 <0.01
Reward      
Recorded 23.7 30.3 24.2 16.7 0.18
What?      
Dinner at a Restaurant 27.7 25.0 43.8 9.1 0.66
Alcohol/“Night Out” 21.3 30.0 12.5 18.2  
Special Purchase (e.g. golf driver, concert tickets) 17.0 20.0 12.5 18.2  
New Clothes 10.6 5.0 12.5 18.2  
Achieving Goals/Feeling Better 4.3 5.0 0 9.1  
Other 19.1 15.0 18.8 27.3  
  1. Data presented as %, the percentage of participants recording the specified variable. Results were combined for Online and Resources groups. P-value represents the comparison between months. aSMART goals, reported as the percentage of participants having recording any goal. b‘Junk food’ includes chips, pies, chocolate, cakes, biscuits, lollies, soft drink and ‘fast food’. cBolded p value is statistically significant (p <0.05).