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Table 1 Survey questions to determine feasibility of peer educator training in the PeerENT study

From: Peer education is a feasible method of disseminating information related to child nutrition and feeding between new mothers

Outcome measure Survey question Response options n (%)
Current child feeding information sources Where do you go for other information regarding feeding children? (could select more than one option) Internet 27 (79%)
Friend 21 (62%)
Family 15 (44%)
Nurse 13 (38%)
Doctor 6 (18%)
Dietitian 5 (15%)
Media (magazines, newspapers) 5 (15%)
Other (please specify)
Current nutrition information circulation Do you share any of the information with any of these people? (could select more than one option) Friend 16 (47%)
Partner 30 (87%)
Family member 10 (30%)
Other (please specify)
Child feeding efficacy Please rate your overall ability and confidence in feeding your child/ren? Very confident 12 (35%)
Confident 11 (32%)
Somewhat confident 11 (32%)
Not confident 0 (0%)
Interest in becoming a peer nutrition educator How interested would you be in attending peer educator nutrition training? Very interested 11 (32%)
Interested 10 (30%)
Somewhat interested 1 (3%)
Not interested 12 (35%)
Time availability (total hours) How much time are you willing to devote to peer educator nutrition training? None 0 (0%)
Up to 1 hour 1 (3%)
1 – 2 hours 13 (38%)
2 – 4 hours 5 (15%)
4 or more hours 3 (9%)
Format of peer educator training What format would be suitable for delivering peer educator training? (could choose more than one option) Group 22 (65%)
Self-directed 20 (60%)
Online 15 (45%)
Other Combined
Format for peer nutrition education delivery How receptive do you feel other parents would be about receiving nutrition information from trained peers? Very receptive 13 (38%)
Receptive 13 (38%)
Unreceptive 8 (24%)
Comments
What format would suit the delivery of peer nutrition education to other parents? Structured group program 14 (41%)
Informally in peer/ friendship group 16 (47%)
Social media/online 17 (50%)
Other comments
Please indicate the approximate number of people you are likely to share child nutrition information with? Number _______ 510 (total)