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Table 3 Social support strategies recorded during the SHED-IT program (n = 67)

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-valueb
Strategies Recorded      
Two 23.9 32.8 22.4 16.4 0.04
One 6.0 10.4 3.0 4.5  
None 70.1 56.7 74.6 79.1  
Quality Strategies Recorded      
Two 12.9 25.4 7.5 6.0 <0.01
One 8.0 9.0 10.4 4.5  
None 79.1 65.7 82.1 89.6  
Who? a      
Partner/Wife 36.5 47.3 27.3 25.9 0.02
Himself 33.9 14.5 48.5 55.6  
Child(ren)/Grandchild(ren) 15.7 20.0 15.2 7.4  
Friend(s) 6.1 9.1 3.0 3.7  
Work Colleague(s) 6.1 5.5 6.1 7.4  
Dog(s) 1.7 3.7 0 0  
What? a      
Walk 34.8 40.4 30.3 29.6 0.51
Sport/Gymnasium 12.5 7.7 18.2 14.8  
Avoid Purchasing Unhealthy /Fast Food 11.6 15.4 6.1 11.1  
Alcohol Intake 7.1 11.5 3.0 3.7  
Participate In/Support SHED-IT Program 5.4 3.8 6.1 7.4  
Ride Bike 2.7 3.8 3.0 0  
Other 25.9 17.3 33.3 33.3  
  1. Data presented as %, the percentage of participants recording the specified variable. Results were combined for Online and Resources groups. Quality social support strategy defined as engaging a person other than themselves in a supportive activity. P-value represents the comparison between each month. aReported as the percentage of the total number of social support strategies recorded. bBolded p value is statistically significant (p <0.05).