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Table 1 Healthy Lifestyle intervention components

From: Results of caring and reaching for health (CARE): a cluster-randomized controlled trial assessing a worksite wellness intervention for child care staff

Intervention ComponentSEF LevelTheoretical GuidanceDescription
Kick-off event
 Educational workshopIntrapersonal and InterpersonalPerceptual Control Theory Social Support TheoryIn-person 1.5 h workshop led by the study interventionist and used to raise awareness of current health behaviors vs. national recommendations, distribute pedometers, and introduce reoccurring campaign elements
Campaign elements
 Center displaysInterpersonalSocial Support TheoryPoster and visual materials provided to the director at the outset of each campaign to create/update a bulletin board display where co-workers could read motivational messages, share personal goals, and track group activities
 Informational magazinesIntrapersonalPerceptual Control TheoryAttractive magazines (16–24 pages) distributed to workers that offered information about the benefits of and strategies for improving health behaviors
 CARE website – goal setting and self- monitoringIntrapersonalPerceptual Control TheoryInteractive website that prompted workers at the beginning of each campaign to set behavior goals—one on physical activity and one on another health behavior; then facilitated weekly logging of self-monitoring information about behavior goals
 Tailored feedbackIntrapersonalPerceptual Control TheoryAutomated feedback sent to workers’ email or phone each week by the CARE website summarizing current behaviors and encouraging continued progress toward goals
 PromptsIntrapersonalPerceptual Control TheoryAutomated prompts sent to workers email or phone to remind them about self-monitoring (one per week) or to prompt physical activity (one every other week)
 Prize rafflesIntrapersonalPerceptual Control TheoryIncentives offered to workers that self-monitored and meeting goals (two per campaign)
 Director coachingOrganizationalDiffusion of InnovationOne-on-one technical assistance and coaching calls between center directors and the study interventionist (one per campaign) to raise awareness of current workplace supports for health and safety and to set and monitor goals for improving these supports