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Table 2 Intervention cost components and cost per item/family

From: A whole family-based physical activity promotion intervention: findings from the families reporting every step to health (FRESH) pilot randomised controlled trial

Items Resource use Unit cost (£) Cost/item (£)
Family arm
 Kick-off meeting 75 min+ 0.33 25
 Accompanying booklet 12 pages 0.20 2.4
 Pedometers 1 pedometer per study participant 4.00 4
 Personalised messages 118 Minutes++ 0.33 39.3
 Online and tangible rewards 5 cards 0.20 1
Total cost 71.7
Pedometer-only arm
 Pedometers 1 pedometer per study participant 4.00 4
 Accompanying booklet 12 pages 0.20 2.4
Total cost 6.4
  1. Note. + Kick-off meeting duration: 60 min; travelling time:15 min. ++ The personalised messages were posted for 11 weeks, which required on average 10.72 min per week per family