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Table 3 Caregiver self-reported use of intervention at 6 months (n = 127)

From: Screen Time Weight-loss Intervention Targeting Children at Home (SWITCH): process evaluation of a randomised controlled trial intervention

Question Number Percent
Have you used the Time Machine to budget your child’s television or computer use?
 Never 58 45.7
 Rarely 18 14.2
 Sometimes 14 11.0
 Often 8 6.3
 Always 2 1.6
 Missing 27 21.3
Were you able to stick to your child’s screen time budget?
 Never 40 31.5
 Rarely 7 5.5
 Sometimes 28 22.1
 Often 22 17.3
 Always 3 2.4
 Missing 27 21.3
Did you add more time to the Time Machine before the week was up?
 No, never 68 53.5
 Yes, a couple of times 18 14.2
 Yes, some of the time 10 7.9
 Yes, most of the time 2 1.6
 Yes, all of the time 2 1.6
 Missing 27 21.3
Do you think using a Time Machine is a good way to reduce children’s screen time?
 Yes 47 37.0
 No 16 12.6
 Not applicable 44 34.7
 Missing 20 15.8
How often did you use any of the strategies discussed in the monthly newsletters to modify your child’s television or computer use?
 Never 23 18.1
 Rarely 12 9.5
 Sometimes 43 33.9
 Often 24 18.9
 Always 5 3.9
 Missing 20 15.8
In the last week, how often have you used any strategy to modify your child’s television or computer use?
 Never 27 21.3
 Rarely 25 19.7
 Sometimes 25 19.7
 Often 20 15.8
 Always 10 7.9
 Missing 20 15.8
Did the amount of time your child spent on screen activity decrease over the 6 months?
 Yes 95 74.8
 No 12 9.5
 Missing 20 15.8
If Yes (n = 95), what activity did your child most frequently replace screen time with?
 A physical activity inside the house 6 6.3
 A physical activity outside 57 60.0
 Another sitting activity (such as reading, listening to music, board games) 32 33.7
The length of this programme was 6 months. What do you think about this?
 Too long 19 15.0
 Just the right amount of time 80 63.0
 Not long enough 8 6.3
 Missing 20 15.8