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Table. 1 Participant text message preferences at the initial tailoring interview and the 12 week tailoring interview

From: Dose and engagement during an extended contact physical activity and dietary behavior change intervention delivered via tailored text messaging: exploring relationships with behavioral outcomes

   Initial tailoring interview (n = 111) 12 week tailoring interview (n = 89)
   All behaviors Physical activity Diet All behaviors Physical activity Diet
Behaviors targeted in goals Missinga 0 0 0 0 0 0
Yes 111 (100 %) 100 (90 %) 89 (80 %) 89 (100 %) 79 (89 %) 66 (74 %)
No 0 (0 %) 11 (10 %) 22 (20 %) 0 (0 %) 10 (11 %) 23 (26 %)
Goal check texts requested per fortnight Missinga/NAb 0 11 22 0 10 23
1 - 38 (38 %) 41 (46 %) - 30 (38 %) 31 (47 %)
2 46 (41 %) 52 (52 %) 42 (47 %) 41 (46 %) 39 (49 %) 30 (46 %)
3 25 (23 %) 3 (3 %) 1 (1 %) 18 (20 %) 3 (4 %) 0 (0 %)
4 40 (36 %) 7 (7 %) 5 (6 %) 30 (33 %) 7 (9 %) 4 (8 %)
Behavioral prompt texts requested per fortnight Missinga/NAb 0 11 22 0 10 23
0 58 (52 %) 61 (61 %) 58 (65 %) 45 (50 %) 44 (56 %) 42 (67 %)
1–2 25 (23 %) 26 (26 %) 24 (27 %) 19 (21 %) 22 (28 %) 19 (29 %)
3–4 21 (19 %) 13 (13 %) 6 (7 %) 18 (20 %) 11 (14 %) 4 (6 %)
5–6 4 (4 %) 0 (0 %) 0 (0 %) 5 (6 %) 2 (3 %) 1 (2 %)
7–8 3 (3 %) 0 (0 %) 1 (1 %) 2 (2 %) 0 (0 %) 0 (0 %)
  1. Footnote: Data are presented as number of participants (% of valid responses), excluding missing/not applicable. Missinga: further missing data out of the 111 initial or 90 12 week tailoring interviewees. NAb: not applicable as participant did not select to target the behavior in question.