Table 1

Methodological components of both intervention arms.

Methodological components


Group

Pedometer


• intra-personal focus on self-efficacy

• intra-personal focus on self-efficacy

face-to-face group sessions 3x/wk

electronic communication 1x/wk

practical PA skills

• outcome expectancy of health and fitness benefits

• outcome expectancy of health and fitness benefits

• inter-personal and cultural factors

• inter-personal and cultural factors

encourage social support

encourage social support

individual challenges

motivational strategies

motivational strategies

role-modelling PA behaviours

varying exercise environments and activities

• PA monitoring

• PA monitoring

HR monitors and diaries

pedometers and diaries

weekly downloads of daily HR records

diaries collated post-intervention

• goal setting

• goal setting

daily energy expenditure and intensity levels

daily step counts

• identifying barriers and enablers

• identifying barriers and enablers

reinforced individually in face-to-face group sessions

reinforced weekly in generic emails

• health and fitness testing

• health and fitness testing


PA = physical activity

Norton et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2011 8:133   doi:10.1186/1479-5868-8-133

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