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Table 2 Parent Engagement Profile Activities and Factors Contributing to Parent Engagement Intensity

From: Quantifying parent engagement in the randomized Fuel for Fun impact study identified design considerations and BMI relationships

Activity Type Possible Frequency Intensity Factor a Weighting b
Incentive? Away from Home?/Internet? Involves Child? Estimated Time Personal Information
Program Activities
 Family Fun Nights 2 events Y = 0 Y = 1 Y = 1 2.0 h = 1 N = 0 2 X 3 = 6
 Action Packs c 10 packs N = 1 N = 0 Y = 1 0.17 h = 0 N = 0 3 X 2 = 6
 Recipe Preparation d 5 recipes Y = 0 N = 0 Y = 1 0.50 h = 1 N = 0 3 X 2 = 6
About Eating 6 modules N = 1 N = 0 N = 0 0.25 h = 0 N = 0 6 X 1 = 6
Evaluation Activities
 Parent Survey 3 time points Y = 0 N = 0 N = 0 0.50 h = 1 Y = 1 3 X 2 = 6
 Parent Diet Assessment e 3 recalls X 3 Y = 0 N = 0 N = 0 0.25 h = 0 Y = 1 6 X 1 = 6
 Youth Diet Assessment e 3 recalls X 3 Y = 0 N = 0 Y = 1 0.25 h = 0 N = 0 6 X 1 = 6
 Accelerometry 3 time points Y = 0 N = 0 N = 0 1.00 h = 1 Y = 1 3 X 2 = 6
  1. a Rationale for defining intensity; assign 0 is parent paid, 1 if not paid; 0 if done at home/on internet, 1 if done away; 0 if didn’t involve child, 1 if involved child; 1 if >30 (0.5 h) minutes to complete, 0 if less; and 1 if personal information requested and 0 if not
  2. b Weighting = Frequency X Sum of intensity values
  3. c Take home activity packs that aligned with classroom lessons/activities to be completed by parent with child and signed completion verification returned to school; 1 to 3 action packs = 1 point; 4–6 action packs = 2 points; 7–10 action packs = 3 points
  4. d 1 recipe =1 point; 2 to 3 recipes =2 points; 4 to 5 recipes =3 points
  5. e For each of 3 possible time points 1 recall =1 point, 2 or 3 recalls =2 points