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Table 2 Content of CPET Intervention

From: Children, parents, and pets exercising together (CPET) randomised controlled trial: study rationale, design, and methods

Week Contact Type Personnel Content
0 Visit Animal Behaviourist Safety screening for family and dog; best practice of equipment use; practical training aspects of physical activity interactions with child and dog.
1 Visit PARA Overview of intervention timeline; decision balance; discussion of individual physical activities and sedentary behaviours; identifying alternative behaviours; goal setting; reward structure; self-monitoring (Activity Chart).
2 Telephone (verbal) PARA Review goal progress and self-monitoring; address other questions; review social support; provide positive reinforcement.
4 Telephone (text) PARA Statement of positive encouragement relating to individual goals plus a helpful hint to becoming more active.
6 Visit PARA Review goal progress, self-monitoring and rewards; relapse prevention.
8 Telephone (verbal) PARA Review goal progress, self-monitoring; address any questions; positive encouragement.
10 Telephone (text) PARA Statement of positive encouragement relating to individual goals plus reminder of forthcoming post- intervention measurements.
  1. PARA: Physical Activity research assistant