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Table 1 Results of Process Evaluation with Study Participants

From: Results and lessons learned from a prevention of weight gain program for low-income overweight and obese young mothers: Mothers In Motion

Intervention Groups
Reactions to intervention videos (n = 213) Strongly disagree/disagree (%) Agree/strongly agree (%)
I trusted information in the videos 0 100
I related to the moms in the videos 5.1 94.9
The stories in the videos were believable 0.9 99.1
The stories in the videos were inspiring 3.8 96.2
Mothers In Motion program satisfaction (n = 213)
 I have been very satisfied with what I learned in the program 2.3 97.7
 I have been very satisfied with what I experienced in the program 2.8 97.2
 I have learned a great deal from the program 6.0 94
Mothers In Motion Program impact (n = 213)
 My life has changed for the better 8.9 91.1
 I have a happier and healthier family 12.2 87.8
 My children have been eating more healthy foods 12.7 87.3
 My children have been eating less junk foods 15.0 85.0
 I have been doing more physical activity with my children 9.0 91.0
 I have noticed my children being more active 14.5 85.5
Usefulness of the worksheets (n = 213)
 The worksheets were useful to me 6.1 93.9%
Watching videos with children and partner/husband or share videos with relatives or friends (n = 213) No
%
Yes
%
 Children 10 lessons ranged from 78.0 to 86.5 10 lessons ranged from 13.5 to 22.0
 Partner/husband 10 lessons ranged from 86.3 to 91.5 10 lessons ranged from 8.5 to 13.7
 Relatives or friends 10 lessons ranged from 68.4 to 78.1 10 lessons ranged from 21.9 to 31.6
Reasons for any video lessons not helpfula (n = 153 who reported 1 or more video lessons not helpful) Already knew the tips or information, already applied tips in the videos before joining the program, could not apply tips to young baby
Reasons for not watching all 10 video lessons (n = 33 who did not watch all 10 video lessons) No
%
Yes
%
 Not interested in the topic 87.9 12.1
 Could not find the DVDs 87.9 12.1
 Other reasona Illness or death of a family member, custody, working too much, busy
Reasons for not returning all 10 worksheets (n = 58 who did not return all 10 worksheets) No
%
Yes
%
 Forgot 37.9 62.1
 Filling out the worksheet was too much of a bother 94.8 5.2
 No mail box near my apartment or house 91.4 8.6
 Cannot find the worksheets 81.0 19.0
 Never received the worksheets that were supposed to be in the Mothers In Motion Binder 96.6 3.4
 Other reasona Illness or death of a family member, family issues, moving, busy
Reasons for not dialing in all 10 peer support group teleconferences (n = 179 who did not dial in all 10 peer support group teleconferences) No
%
Yes
%
 Forgot 66.1 33.9
 Too busy 23.2 76.8
 Time conflict 24.2 75.7
 Not enough cell phone minutes 89.8 10.2
 Not access to a phone 85.9 14.1
 Other reasonsa Illness of a family member, family issues, personal problems (e.g., anxiety, depression)
Comparison Group
Read printed materials about … (n = 98) None of it/some of it Most of it/all of it
 Stress management 34.2 65.8
 Healthy eating 32.2 67.9
 Physical activity 42.0 58.0
Reasons for not reading all stress management, healthy eating and physical activity printed materials (n = 98) No
%
Yes
%
 Not interested in the topic 79.6 20.4
 Could not find the printed materials 90.8 9.2
 Did not like reading any printed materials 85.4 14.3
 Other reasonsa Busy  
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