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Table 6 Participant perceptions of the SHED-IT program

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 Online Resources Online vs Resourcesp-valuea
The SHED-IT program     
a) SHED-IT provided me with the support needed to lose weight 4.2 ± 0.8 4.4 ± 0.7 4.0 ± 0.9 <0.05
b) The SHED-IT program corrected some wrong beliefs I had about physical activity, nutrition and weight loss 4.0 ± 0.9 3.9 ± 1.0 4.1 ± 0.7 0.51
c) I now have a much better understanding of energy balance and weight loss 4.3 ± 0.6 4.3 ± 0.7 4.3 ± 0.6 0.86
d) I would recommend SHED-IT to my friends 4.6 ± 0.6 4.7 ± 0.5 4.5 ± 0.6 0.32
e) I would prefer being in a program that meets on the internet to being in one that meets in person 2.8 ± 1.2 3.0 ± 1.2 2.5 ± 1.2 0.08
f) There was too much reading to do for the SHED-IT program 2.1 ± 1.0 2.1 ± 0.9 2.1 ± 1.1 0.73
g) The Mathematics of Weight Loss was explained in a way that was easy to understand 4.3 ± 0.8 4.2 ± 0.9 4.3 ± 0.7 0.32
SHED-IT Weight Loss DVD for Blokes     
a) The DVD helped me understand weight loss fundamentals 4.3 ± 0.6 4.2 ± 0.6 4.3 ± 0.6 0.34
b) I found the DVD enjoyable to watch 4.2 ± 0.7 4.2 ± 0.7 4.2 ± 0.7 0.68
c) The DVD helped me to lose weight 3.8 ± 0.8 3.8 ± 0.8 3.8 ± 0.8 0.83
Other SHED-IT Weight Loss Resources     
a) The Weight Loss Handbook for Blokes was enjoyable to read 3.9 ± 0.8 3.9 ± 0.6 4.0 ± 0.9 0.43
d) The SHED-IT Weight Loss Support Book for Blokes was easy to understand 4.1 ± 0.8 4.1 ± 0.5 4.2 ± 0.9 0.87
e) The SHED-IT Weight Loss Support Book for Blokes helped me to lose weight 4.0 ± 0.8 3.9 ± 0.8 4.1 ± 0.8 0.31
f) The Calorie, Fat and Carbohydrate Counter book helped me to choose which foods I would eat while trying to lose weight 3.9 ± 1.1 3.6 ± 0.8 4.3 ± 1.0 0.012
Effect of SHED-IT on those around me     
a) As a result of my participation in SHED-IT, other members of my family have started to make healthier food choices 3.5 ± 1.0 3.6 ± 1.0 3.3 ± 0.9 0.09
b) As a result of my participation in SHED-IT, other members of my family have become more active 3.3 ± 1.0 3.4 ± 1.0 3.1 ± 0.9 0.12
c) As a result of my participation in SHED-IT other members of my family have lost weight 2.9 ± 0.9 3.1 ± 0.9 2.9 ± 0.8 0.28
d) As a result of my participation in SHED-IT one or more of my friends have lost weight 2.9 ± 0.9 2.9 ± 1.0 2.8 ± 1.0 0.64
e) I have had conversations with friends, co-workers and/or relatives about weight loss strategies I learned in SHED-IT 4.1 ± 0.8 4.1 ± 0.9 4.2 ± 0.8 0.60
Calorie King Website     
a) The Calorie King website was easy to understand - 3.8 ± 1.0 - -
b) Recording my daily food and exercise on the Calorie King website was time consuming - 3.4 ± 1.0 - -
c) The Calorie King website was a valuable tool to help me understand how to lose weight - 4.2 ± 0.8 - -
d) The Calorie King User Guide was useful - 3.8 ± 0.7 - -
e) The Calorie King User Guide was easy to follow - 3.7 ± 0.7 - -
Feedback     
a) I found the email feedback reports provided by the SHED-IT team helped me to lose weight - 3.9 ± 0.9 - -
b) The feedback reports were personalised enough - 4.1 ± 0.7 - -
c) I would have preferred fewer email feedback reports from the SHED-IT team - 2.3 ± 0.9 - -
d) I would have preferred more email feedback reports from the SHED-IT team - 3.6 ± 0.8 - -
  1. Data reported as mean ± standard deviation of participant responses to the statements above, where: 1 = strongly disagree; 2 = disagree; 3 = neutral; 4 = agree; 5 = strongly agree. P-values are given for the interaction and main effects of intervention group and compliance. Program compliance is defined as returning the Support Book and recording weight ≥ 80% of the time. aBolded p value is statistically significant (p <0.05).