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Table 4 Automaticity scores over time for all habit goals, by feeding domain

From: Putting habit into practice, and practice into habit: a process evaluation and exploration of the acceptability of a habit-based dietary behaviour change intervention

Goal number Child feeding domain Measurement points
T1 T2 T3 T4 FU1 FU2
Goal 1 Fruits and vegetables n 25 25 23 24 22 21
Mean (SD) 3.02 (1.80) 5.00 (1.55) 5.42 (1.44) 5.57 (1.21) 5.82 (1.32) 5.85 (1.41)
Healthy snacks n 19 18 17 16 16 16
Mean (SD) 3.13 (1.80) 5.22 (1.45) 5.76 (1.18) 6.31 (.51) 6.23 (.80) 6.45 (.63)
Healthy drinks n 13 12 11 10 9 9
Mean (SD) 2.62 (1.95) 5.21 (1.73) 6.05 (1.04) 6.43 (1.03) 6.67 (.60) 6.72 (.61)
All domains n 57 55 51 50 47 46
Mean (SD) 2.96 (1.81) 5.12 (1.53) 5.67 (1.28) 5.98 (1.06) 6.12 (1.08) 6.23 (1.10)
Goal 2 Fruits and vegetables n -- 13 13 12 12 12
Mean (SD) -- 3.75 (1.68) 5.58 (1.23) 5.96 (1.30) 5.98 (1.35) 6.40 (.79)
  Healthy snacks n -- 29 28 26 24 24
Mean (SD) -- 3.03 (1.79) 5.29 (1.58) 5.73 (1.84) 5.97 (1.20) 6.13 (.99)
Healthy drinks n -- 13 12 12 11 10
Mean (SD) -- 2.52 (1.71) 5.65 (.88) 6.25 (.61) 6.18 (1.07) 6.33 (.94)
All domains n -- 55 53 50 47 46
Mean (SD) -- 3.08 (1.77) 5.44 (1.35) 5.91 (1.49) 6.02 (1.19) 6.24 (.92)
Goal 3 Fruits and vegetables n -- -- 16 14 13 13
Mean (SD) -- -- 3.73 (2.04) 6.05 (1.31) 6.04 (1.24) 5.83 (1.52)
Healthy snacks n -- -- 8 8 7 6
Mean (SD) -- -- 2.94 (2.01) 5.23 (1.35) 6.14 (.54) 6.04 (.62)
Healthy drinks n -- -- 29 28 27 27
Mean (SD) -- -- 3.70 (2.07) 6.18 (1.35) 6.41 (1.17) 6.33 (1.21)
All domains n -- -- 53 50 47 46
Mean (SD) -- -- 3.59 (2.03) 5.99 (1.31) 6.27 (1.11) 6.15 (1.24)
  1. T1,...4 = Time 1,...Time 4, FU1 = Follow-up 1, FU2 = Follow-up 2. Goal 1 = goals set at T1, Goal 2 = goals set at T2, Goal 3 = goals set at T3. See Table 2 for details of measurement points. Scores range from 1-7, where 7 = strongest habit.