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Table 1 Components, content and theoretical underpinning of the Steps to Active Kids with Diabetes (STAK-D) programme

From: Feasibility of an online intervention (STAK-D) to promote physical activity in children with type 1 diabetes: protocol for a randomised controlled trial

Component Content Theoretical underpinning
Kid Zone (website) Physical activity information and advice, 5-a-day activity target, activity tracking, goal-setting Outcome expectations
Persuasion (education)
Self-regulation (goal-setting, self-monitoring)
Mastery experience
Street dance routine (website) 28 × 10-min dance sessions gradually developing into a complete dance routine Vicarious experience (role model)
Mastery experience
Social support
Goal-setting (website) Personalised goal-setting and goal feedback from researchers via the website
Identifying facilitators and barriers to behaviour change
Self-regulation (self-monitoring and goal-setting)
Social support
‘Ask the Expert’ (website) A way for children/parents to contact a health care professional with questions about physical activity with diabetes Social support
Persuasion (education)
Messaging Board (website) An area where children/parents can post messages, comments and questions to other children/parents Social support
Vicarious experience
Physical activity monitor (PolarActive) Physical activity and step-count monitoring/tracking Self-regulation (self-monitoring and goal-setting)
Mastery experience
Parent Zone (website) Information and advice around physical activity Social support
Vicarious experience (role model)