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Table 2 Summary of factors influencing commencement and retention

From: Factors influencing overweight children's commencement of and continuation in a resistance training program

Behaviour Influencing Factors Mainly Influencing
Commencement Desire for weight loss Parents
  Building strength and fitness Children
  Improving confidence and self-esteem Parents
  Parental commitment Children
  Proximity of venue Parents
  Low/no cost Parents
Retention Social interaction Children
  Quality program management Parents
  Parental commitment Children
  Weight loss Children and parents
  Improved confidence and self-esteem Children and parents
  Improved coordination Parents
  Low/no cost Parents
  Parents welcome Parents