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Table 2 Delivery and contents of the 6-month intervention visits for participants randomized to the intervention arms: Dietary Intervention (DI); Physical Activity Intervention (PAI); Physical Activity; and Dietary Intervention (PADI)

From: Promoting weight loss through diet and exercise in overweight or obese breast cancer survivors (InForma): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

  Contact 1 Contact 2 Contact 3 Contact 4 Contact 5 Contact 6
Contact Face-to-face Telephone Group meeting Face-to-face Telephone Face-to-face
Time line 1 month (following baseline assessment) 2 months 3 months 4 months 5 months 6 months
Duration 30 min 15 min 90 min 30 min 15 min 30 min
Who delivers Dietician and/or physiotherapist Dietician and/or physiotherapist Psychologist, dietician and physiotherapist Dietician and/or physiotherapist Dietician and/or physiotherapist Dietician and/or physiotherapist
Social support - - Invited friend/partner/family member - - -
Motivational approaches 1/2 week diet/activity diaries assessment Identify perceived diet/activity challenges Coping and provide opportunities to learn from each other 1/2 week diet/activity diaries assessment Identify perceived diet/activity challenges 1/2 week diet/activity diaries assessment
Identify perceived diet/activity challenges Provide feedback and encouragement Review and discuss members’ goal evaluations Identify perceived diet/activity challenges Provide feedback and encouragement Identify perceived diet/activity challenges
Identify motivations, confidence, ambivalence regarding lifestyle change Revaluate motivations, confidence, ambivalence regarding lifestyle change Evaluate and discuss members’ motivation to change Provide feedback and encouragement Revaluate motivations, confidence, ambivalence regarding lifestyle change Revaluate motivations, confidence, ambivalence regarding life style change Provide feedback and encouragement Revaluate motivations, confidence, ambivalence regarding lifestyle change
Informing change Healthy eating and activity principles Portion size Discuss experience of changing diet and activity referring back to perceived challenges at previous visit. Provide general advice for psychological well-being and health promotion Discuss experience of changing diet and activity referring back to perceived challenges at previous visit. Discuss experience of changing diet and activity referring back to perceived challenges at previous visit. Discuss experience of changing diet and activity referring back to perceived challenges at previous visit.
Energy-dense food and drinks Activity and inactivity Check for queries or areas of confusion or elaboration Check for queries or areas of confusion or elaboration Check for queries or areas of confusion or elaboration Check for queries or areas of confusion or elaboration
Discuss pedometer data Discuss pedometer data Discuss pedometer data Discuss pedometer data Discuss pedometer data
Personal goals Setting diet or activity personal goals Discuss self-monitoring of personal goals - Discuss self-monitoring of personal goals Discuss self-monitoring of personal goals Discuss self-monitoring of personal goals
Provide positive feedback Provide positive feedback Provide positive feedback Provide positive feedback
Identify new personal goals or redefine old ones Identify new personal goals or redefine old ones Identify new personal goals or redefine old ones Negotiate key long-term diet and activity goals based on: perceived achievements
Summarize success
  Identify next appointment Confirm group meeting Identify date for next appointment Identify date for motivation call Identify last appointment Identify date for motivation call