- All 12 families were retained (32 participants). Parents enjoyed FRESH and all children found it fun. Compared to the child only group, more children in the whole family group wanted to continue with FRESH, found the website easy to use, enjoyed wearing pedometers, and found it easier to reach goals.
- Most families in the child only group would have preferred whole family participation.
- Compared to the child only group, the whole family group exhibited greater website engagement and failed fewer challenges.
- All children enjoyed being part of the evaluation, and adults disagreed that there were too many intervention measures or that data collection took too long.
- Overall, FRESH was feasible and acceptable to participating families, however, findings favoured the group that included the whole family compared to the child-only group. Recruitment, intervention fidelity and delivery, and some measurement procedures are particular areas that require further attention for optimisation ahead of the FRESH pilot trial.
- Download the feasibility study report “The development and feasibility of a randomised family-based physical activity promotion intervention: the Families Reporting Every Step to Health (FRESH) study”
- In progress.