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Table 1 Details of outcome measures used within feasibility study

From: The HAPPY (Healthy and Active Parenting Programmme for early Years) feasibility randomised control trial: acceptability and feasibility of an intervention to reduce infant obesity

Outcome measure Detail of measure Baseline (home visit) 6 months (telephone interview) 12 months (home visit)
Objective measures
 Mother’s BMI Measure of height (baseline only, collected from maternity notes) and weight (using calibrated SECA [model 877] scales )  
 Child’s weight and length Weight (measured using calibrated SECA [model 877] scales at 12 months)
Length measured using rollameter Birth weight from hospital records Self-reported from health visitor assessment Assessed by interviewer
Maternal diet
 Maternal diet Fruit and vegetable consumption: FACET [41]  
 Environment Home food availability inventory [42]  
Infant diet
 Breastfeeding/weaning Duration of breastfeeding and age at weaninga  
 Infant diet Food Frequency Questionnaire – Infant [45]   
Maternal physical activity
 Maternal physical activity 7 day physical activity recall (self-report) [43]   
Accelerometer worn on waist (anterior to the iliac crest) for 7 days   
(GT3X Actigraph accelerometer)    
 Maternal sedentary behaviours Sitting Time Questionnaire [70]
Infant physical activity
 Infant physical activity Tummy time questions [71]    
Sitting questionsa   
Accelerometer worn on waist (anterior to the iliac crest) for 7 days   
(GT3X Actigraph accelerometer)    
Maternal parenting practices/feeding styles
 Parenting practices Parenting practice questionnaire [44]   
 Infant feeding styles Infant feeding questionnaire [72]   
Infant development
 Infant development Ages and Stages (gross motor skills) [46]  
(by post)
  1. aDenotes items developed specifically for current study (see Additional file 2 for details)