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Table 1 Focus group question guide

From: Determinants of physical activity and sedentary behaviour in university students: a qualitative study using focus group discussions

Question type Question
Opening 1. Where are you from and what’s your name?
Introduction 2. Describe a healthy person.
Transition 3. Thinking of ‘health in university students’, what comes to your mind?
4. Think back of the last year(s) being a university student. Did your body weight and/or body composition change since you entered university?
5. Did your weight related behaviours (including eating, physical activity and sedentary behaviour) change since you entered university?
Key 6. Which factors have caused these changes? Which factors influence current weight related behaviours (including eating, physical activity and sedentary behaviour)? What barriers and enablers of weight related behaviour (including eating, physical activity and sedentary behaviour) can you identify?
7. Which of the previous mentioned factors have had the greatest influence?
8. Soon, we will try to help students make healthier choices. Can you give us some advice on how to promote healthy weight related behaviours (including eating, physical activity and sedentary behaviour) in students?
Ending 9. Do you have any remarks, suggestions, additions?