Journal article

The Aussie-FIT process evaluation: feasibility and acceptability of a weight loss intervention for men, delivered in Australian Football League settings

Dominika Kwasnicka, Craig Donnachie, Cecilie Thogersen-Ntoumani, Kate Hunt, Cindy M Gray, Nikos Ntoumanis, Hannah McBride, Matthew D McDonald, Robert U Newton, Daniel F Gucciardi, Jenny L Olson, Sally Wyke, Philip J Morgan, Deborah A Kerr, Suzanne Robinson, Eleanor Quested

Psychology and Health | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: This process evaluation aimed to evaluate the feasibility and acceptability of Aussie-FIT, a group-based weight loss intervention for men with overweight and obesity in Australia. DESIGN: Process data and data collected from: (1) six-participant focus groups (n= 24), (2) coach interviews (n = 4), (3) audio recordings of Aussie-FIT sessions and (4) post-program participant surveys (n= 93) were analysed. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: We explored the feasibility and acceptability of program setting and context, recruitment strategies, factors impacting implementation and mechanisms of impact. RESULTS: Recruitment via Australian Football League (AFL) clubs was highly effective; 426 men expre..

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Grants

Awarded by Western Australian Health Promotion Foundation (Healthway)


Awarded by Understanding and Improving Health in Settings and Organisations programme at the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow


Funding Acknowledgements

This research was supported by the Western Australian Health Promotion Foundation (Healthway), through research Grant 31953. CD would like to acknowledge the funding provided by the Understanding and Improving Health in Settings and Organisations programme (MC_UU_1207/12; SPHSU12) at the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, which enabled CD conduct the focus groups described in this paper during a research visit to the Physical Activity and Well-being Research Group at Curtin University, November to December 2018.