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Table 4 Study A participant responses to financial incentive questions

From: Acceptability of financial incentives for maintenance of weight loss in mid-older adults: a mixed methods study

  N %
Motivation: non-cash reward
 Strongly agree 48 64.9
 Agree 15 20.3
 Neither agree or disagree 9 12.2
 Disagree 2 2.7
 Strongly disagree 0 0.0
Motivation: cash reward
 Strongly agree 37 50.0
 Agree 20 27.0
 Neither agree or disagree 13 17.6
 Disagree 3 4.1
 Strongly disagree 1 1.4
Motivation: deposit contract
 Strongly agree 20 27.0
 Agree 10 13.5
 Neither agree or disagree 19 25.7
 Disagree 14 18.9
 Strongly disagree 11 14.9
Motivation: matched deposit contract
 Strongly agree 31 41.9
 Agree 5 6.8
 Neither agree or disagree 18 24.3
 Disagree 12 16.2
 Strongly disagree 8 10.8
Motivation: amount of money
 $50 25 33.8
 $100 14 18.9
 $150 7 9.5
 $200 12 16.2
 More than $200 7 9.5
 Other 9 12.2
Deposit if goal not met
 Donated to a charity of participant’s choice 57 77.0
 Donated to any charity 10 13.5
 Other 7 9.5
Motivation: non-cash rewards
 Reward points 17 23.0
 Gym membership 4 5.4
 General gift vouchers 18 24.3
 Vouchers for leisure-related products 6 8.1
 Vouchers for food products 24 32.4
 Other 5 7.0
  1. Notes: N = 74, this analysis excludes participants who answered “no opinion” or “no” to the question “Would the provision of a financial incentive (cash or non-cash) 3–6 months after the completion of HWFL be helpful to keep you on track with your weight management?”