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Table 1 Delivery of the intervention and behavioral counselling components

From: A distance-based, randomized controlled trial for reducing sedentary behavior among prostate cancer survivors: a study protocol

Phase (Weeks) Description M-PAC Framework [26] Construct Description of Behavioral Strategies
Session Type Focus Movement Goala
1-on-1 Group
Phase 0 (Weeks 1-2) N/A N/A Self-monitoring typical daily sitting time and step counts No change in activity levels N/A N/A
Phase I (Weeks 3-4)   Week 3 Increasing low intensity, incidental movement ↑1000 steps/day Reflective Processes
• Perceived capability
• Perceived opportunity
• Instrumental attitudes
• Affective judgments
• Benefits of reducing sitting time and increasing movement for health and clinical outcomes
• How to make activity enjoyable
Phase II (Weeks 5-6) Week 5   Continuing to increase daily steps and interrupt sitting time ↑2000 steps/day Behavioral Regulations
• Goal setting
• Action planning
• Setting challenging, yet achievable goals
• Creating plans to increase step counts
Phase III (Weeks 7-8) Week 7   Increasing activity to longer sessions of activity ↑3000 steps/day Behavioral Regulations
• Coping planning
• Social support
• Strategies to overcome barriers to daily movement
• How to obtain social support from others
Phase IV (Weeks 9-10) Week 10 Week 9 Consolidation: combining self-regulatory strategies learned in previous phases Maintain 3000 steps/day Reflexive Processes
• Self-regulation consolidation
• Habit
• Tagging movement behaviors to existing schedule
• Utilizing environmental cues
• Developing rewards
Phase V (Weeks 11-12) Week 11   Maintenance: combining self-regulatory strategies learned in previous phases Maintain 3000 steps/day Booster Session • Individual challenges and barriers to setting goals
• Revisit previous topics as needed
  1. aAll goals indicate a change from the participant’s baseline steps identified in Phase 0