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Table 4 Caregiver self-reported use of individual intervention strategies 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
Did you use any of the following parts of the programme?
Praise and positive reinforcement (face-to-face meeting)
 Never 6 4.7
 Rarely 8 6.3
 Sometimes 24 18.9
 Often 53 41.7
 Always 16 12.6
 Missing 20 15.8
Re-arranging the home environment (face-to-face meeting)
 Never 29 22.8
 Rarely 15 11.8
 Sometimes 34 26.8
 Often 19 15.0
 Always 10 7.9
 Missing 20 15.8
TV time budgeting (face-to-face meeting)
 Never 25 19.7
 Rarely 9 7.1
 Sometimes 37 29.1
 Often 27 21.3
 Always 9 7.1
 Missing 20 15.8
Encouraging alternative activities (face-to-face meeting)
 Never 5 3.9
 Rarely 3 2.4
 Sometimes 25 19.7
 Often 49 38.6
 Always 25 19.7
 Missing 20 15.8
Family support and role modelling (face-to-face meeting)
 Never 7 5.5
 Rarely 10 7.9
 Sometimes 38 29.9
 Often 37 29.1
 Always 15 11.8
 Missing 20 15.8
Contingency management (newsletter)
 Never 13 10.2
 Rarely 16 12.6
 Sometimes 42 33.1
 Often 27 21.3
 Always 9 7.1
 Missing 20 15.8
Shaping the desired behaviour in gradual steps (newsletter)
 Never 10 7.9
 Rarely 12 9.5
 Sometimes 41 32.3
 Often 29 22.8
 Always 15 11.8
 Missing 20 15.8
Setting rules for TV/computer use (newsletter)
 Never 8 6.3
 Rarely 2 1.6
 Sometimes 24 18.9
 Often 44 34.7
 Always 29 22.8
 Missing 20 15.8
Switch off challenges (newsletter)
 Never 25 19.7
 Rarely 23 18.1
 Sometimes 32 25.2
 Often 18 14.2
 Always 9 7.1
 Missing 20 15.8