Table 4

Summary of Behaviour Change Session Content

WEEK

SESSION CONTENT

EXPLANATION


1

Developing group cohesion

Come up with team name and cheer, discuss benefits of being part of a team.

Self-monitoring

Learn how to use a pedometer and physical activity log. Monitor activity over next week.


2

Self-monitoring

Discuss activity over last week. Continue to monitor.

Continue to foster group cohesion

Set up the buddy system (check in with other group member during week to discuss physical activity).


3

Goal setting

Group cohesions

Aware of current activity, set individual and group goal based on FITT principal.


4

Overcoming barriers to

physical activity

Discuss achieving goal. Anything that stopped them?

Brainstorm how to overcome.


5

Rewards

Living balanced lifestyle

How to use rewards to help motivate

Look at active/inactive activities in a day


6

Review

Jeopardy-style review of what have learned so far


7

Planning

Learned to set daily plan for physical activity


8

Exercise at home

Set new PA goal

Develop exercise plan can do at home


9

Overcoming lapses

Discuss how to get back on track


10

Keys to success

Discuss cues can use to remind about and stay motivated for daily physical activity

Discuss and practice thought stopping and positive self-talk


11

Review

Review all behaviour change skills learned over past 12 weeks.

Discuss how every skill can help each person.

12

Review


Wilson et al. BMC Public Health 2009 9:434   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-9-434

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