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Table 1 Timeline, questions, personally-tailored feedback, and BCTs involved in six web-based sessions in two intervention groupsa

From: A blended intervention to promote physical activity, health and work productivity among office employees using intervention mapping: a study protocol for a cluster-randomized controlled trial

Session/
Time
Questions askedPersonally-tailored feedback/
Theoretical strategy involved
BCTs involved/
Name (code)b
Session 1
(Week 1)
• MVPA in the past week
• MVPA goal
• MVPA self-efficacy
• Preferred MVPA routine
• Habit strength of MVPA
• MVPA guideline related to the main motivation selected (motivational strategy)
• Feedback on current MVPA level related to the main motivation (self-regulation strategy)
• Setting a goal for the next 2 weeks based on self-efficacy level (self-regulation strategy)
• Developing habits based on preferred activity (habit development strategy)
• Recognising prompts related to habit strength level (habit development strategy)
• Goal setting (behaviour)(1.1)
• Feedback on behaviour (2.2)
• Information about health consequences (5.1)
• Information about emotional consequences (5.6)
• Prompts/cues (7.1)
• Habit formation (8.3)
• Verbal persuasion about
Capability (15.1)
Session 2
(Week 3)
• MVPA in the past week
• Weightc
• Goal setting
• MVPA goals (both long- and short-term, open questions)
• Habits and prompts
• Action planning phrased with/without reference to habit (open answers)
• MVPA guidance refresher based on the main goal (self-regulation strategy)
• MVPA progress feedback
• Long- and short- term SMART goals (motivational strategy)
• Feedback on developing habits and noticing prompts (habit development strategy)
• Action plan (self-regulation strategy)
• Action plan with reference to behaviour repetition in a stable context (habit development strategy)
• Goal setting (behaviour)(1.1)
• Goal setting (outcome) (1.3)
• Action planning (1.4)
• Feedback on behaviour (2.2)
• Prompts/cues (7.1)
• Habit formation (8.3)
• Graded tasks (8.7)
Session 3
(Week 5)
• MVPA in the past week
• Weight
• Coping self-efficacy
• Action plan completed
• Main prompts
• Action plan evaluated (open answers)
• Confidence to recognise prompts
• Boosting confidence and staying motivated based on identified barriers (motivational strategy)
• MVPA progress feedback including graphs (self-regulation strategy)
• Feedback on developing habits (habit development strategy)
• Noticing prompts (habit development strategy)
• Action plan (self-regulation strategy)
• Action plan with reference to behaviour repetition in a stable context (habit development strategy)
• Action planning (1.4)
• Review behaviour goal(s) (1.5)
• Discrepancy between current behaviour and goal (1.6)
• Monitoring of emotional consequences (5.4)
• Anticipated regret (5.5)
• Information about emotional consequences (5.6)
• Prompts/cues (7.1)
• Habit formation (8.3)
Session 4
(Week 7)
• MVPA in the past week
• Weight
• Positive social support
• Negative social support
• Influence of others
• MVPA progress feedback (self-regulation strategy)
• Positive influence of others and dyadic plans (motivational strategy)
• Positive influence of others and dyadic plans (self-regulation strategy)
• Positive influence of others and dyadic routines (habit development strategy)
• Negative influence of others and staying motivated when others are not supportive
• Encouraging others to be active
• Review behaviour goal(s) (1.5)
• Discrepancy between current behaviour and goal (1.6)
• Review outcome goal(s) (1.7)
• Social support (practical) (3.2)
• Social support (emotional) (3.3)
• Information about others’ approval (6.3)
• Self-reward (10.9)
• Restructuring the social environment (12.2)
Session 5
(Week 9)
• MVPA in the past week
• Weight
• Behavioural barriers
• Re-evaluating short-term goal for the intervention (open questions)
• Habit development
• MVPA progress feedback (self-regulation strategy)
• Maintaining positive habits – coping planning (habit development strategy)
• Relapse prevention based on the main barrier selected with an emphasis on staying motivated (motivational strategy)
• Relapse prevention based on the main barrier selected with an emphasis on staying motivated and self-regulating (self-regulation strategy)
• Relapse prevention based on the main barrier selected with an emphasis on staying motivated/self-regulating and maintaining positive habits (habit development strategy)
• Problem solving (1.2)
• Review outcome goal(s) (1.7)
• Reduce prompts/cues (7.3)
• Behaviour substitution (8.2)
• Habit reversal (8.4)
• Reducing negative emotions (11.2)
• Avoidance/ reducing exposure to cues for the behaviour (12.3)
Session 6
(Week 11)
• MVPA in the past week
• Weight
• Habit strength
• MVPA progress feedback with graph (self-regulation strategy)
• Weight changes throughout the program with graph (self-regulation strategy)
• Tips to stay motivated (motivational strategy)
• Tips to stay motivated and to self-regulate MVPA (self-regulation strategy)
• Tips to stay motivated and to self-regulate MVPA and to follow newly developed routines (habit development strategy)
• Success stories from other participants who increased MVPA levels (motivational strategy)
• Feedback on behaviour (2.2)
• Feedback on outcome(s) of behaviour (2.7)
• Information about health consequences (5.1)
• Information about emotional consequences (5.6)
• Information about others’ approval (6.3)
• Behavioural practice/rehearsal (8.1)
• Pros and cons (9.2)
  1. Abbreviations: BCTs behavioural change techniques, MVPA moderate-to-vigorous physical activity
  2. a The table was modified from [10] and will be reviewed according to results of focus groups and in-depth interviews
  3. b Names and codes of BCTs were drawn from [21]
  4. c Weight is an example of selected health effects from increased MVPA