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Table 2 Participant feedback on programme

From: Feasibility, acceptability and potential effectiveness of a mobile health (mHealth) weight management programme for New Zealand adults

General N(% of all study participants [n = 53])
Did you set yourself any goals?  
 - Yes, every week 10 (19)
 - Yes, some weeks 28 (53)
If so, was it helpful?  
 - Extremely or very helpful 23 (43)
Did you keep a food diary?  
 - Yes, every week 4 (8)
 - Yes, some weeks 23 (43)
If so, was it helpful?  
 - Extremely or very helpful 14 (26)
Did you record your body weight?  
 - Yes, every week 4 (8)
 - Yes, some weeks 22 (42)
If so, was it helpful?  
 - Extremely or very helpful 9 (17)
Did you record your step counts?  
 - Yes, every week 17 (32)
 - Yes, some weeks 18 (34)
If so, was it helpful?  
 - Extremely or very helpful 24 (45)
Text messages  
Was the number of texts received….  
 - Too many 16 (30)
 - About right 21 (40)
 - Not enough 0 (0)
 - No response 16 (30)
What, if anything, did you like about the texts (free text answers)?  
 - Motivational 15 (28)
 - Clear practical tips 8 (15)
 - Provided reminders 4 (8)
 - Interactive 4 (8)
 - Positive 4 (8)
What, if anything, did you dislike about the texts (free text answers)?  
 - Impersonal 8 (15)
 - Repetitive 7 (13)
 - Generic 6 (11)
 - Irrelevant 5 (9)
 - Step count question 5 (9)
Website  
How helpful did you find the blog?  
 - Extremely or very helpful 8 (15)
 - Moderately or a little helpful 10 (19)
 - Not helpful or not used 3 (6)
 - No response 32 (60)
How helpful did you find the website graphs of step counts and progress towards goals?  
 - Extremely or very helpful 10 (19)
 - Moderately or a little helpful 5 (9)
 - Not helpful or not used 6 (11)
 - No response 32 (60)
Please rate how much you liked the Goals and Tips section in the toolkit on a scale of 1 (not at all) to 5 (very much)  
 - 1 or 2 3 (6)
 - 3 11 (21)
 - 4 or 5 24 (45)
 - No response 15 (28)
Please rate how much you liked the Tips for Healthy Shopping section in the toolkit on a scale of 1 (not at all) to 5 (very much)  
 - 1 or 2 15 (28)
 - 3 5 (9)
 - 4 or 5 14 (26)
 - No response 19 (36)
Please rate how much you liked the Recipes section in the toolkit on a scale of 1 (not at all) to 5 (very much)  
 - 1 or 2 9 (17)
 - 3 10 (19)
 - 4 or 5 7 (13)
 - No response 27 (51)
Please rate how much you liked the Walking Tracks section in the toolkit on a scale of 1 (not at all) to 5 (very much)  
 - 1 or 2 14 (26)
 - 3 6 (11)
 - 4 or 5 6 (11)
 - No response 27 (51)
Please rate how much you liked the Energy Content of Common Foods section in the toolkit on a scale of 1 (not at all) to 5 (very much)  
 - 1 or 2 7 (13)
 - 3 14 (26)
 - 4 or 5 12 (23)
 - No response 20 (38)
Please rate how much you liked the Understanding the Basics section in the toolkit on a scale of 1 (not at all) to 5 (very much)  
 - 1 or 2 9 (17)
 - 3 8 (15)
 - 4 or 5 17 (32)
 - No response 19 (36)
Please rate how much you liked the Getting Support section in the toolkit on a scale of 1 (not at all) to 5 (very much)  
 - 1 or 2 15 (28)
 - 3 10 (19)
 - 4 or 5 10 (19)
 - No response 18 (34)
Please rate how much you liked the Myth Busting section in the toolkit on a scale of 1 (not at all) to 5 (very much)  
 - 1 or 2 9 (17)
 - 3 8 (15)
 - 4 or 5 21 (40)
 - No response 15 (28)
Please rate how much you liked the Horizon Stories section in the toolkit on a scale of 1 (not at all) to 5 (very much)  
 - 1 or 2 15 (28)
 - 3 3 (6)
 - 4 or 5 16 (30)
 - No response 19 (36)
Please rate how much you liked the Horizon Team section in the toolkit on a scale of 1 (not at all) to 5 (very much)  
 - 1 or 2 9 (17)
 - 3 4 (8)
 - 4 or 5 25 (47)
 - No response 15 (28)
Overall rating of programme with respect to helping develop healthier habits  
 - Extremely or very helpful 15 (28)
 - Moderately or a little helpful 6 (11)
 - Not helpful 0 (0)
 - No response 32 (60)