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Table 2 The attributes and levels that were included in this discrete choice experiment

From: Type 2 diabetes patients’ preferences and willingness to pay for lifestyle programs: a discrete choice experiment

Attributes Level 1 Level 2 Level 3
Meal plan: a plan, which describes the aims of the participants with respect to improvements in their diet, developed by the participants of the program together with a coach
  Flexible: primarily based on the participants’ own initiatives and ideas General: includes general information on a healthy diet and provides example recipes Elaborate: a patient tailored schedule that is completely prepared by the lifestyle coach
Physical activity (PA) schedule: a plan, which describes the aims of the participants with respect to improvements in their PA behavior, developed by the participants of the program together with a coach
  Flexible: primarily based on the participants’ own initiatives and ideas General: includes general information on PA, and provides example exercises Elaborate: a patient tailored schedule that is completely prepared by the lifestyle coach
Consultation structure: the composition of the consults with the coach
  Individually Groups with 5 other T2DM patients Groups with 10 other T2DM patients
Expected outcomes: the results, in terms of weight loss and physical fitness expected by the respondent after completion of a lifestyle program
  No weight loss but feeling more healthy 5 kilograms of weight lost and feeling more healthy 10 kilograms of weight lost and feeling more healthy
Out-of-pocket costs: patients may have to pay (part) of the program costs out-of-pocket
  75 euro per year 150 euro per year 225 euro per year