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Table 1 Weekly physical activity topics and materials delivered using Facebook and targeted Social Cognitive Theory constructs

From: Print versus a culturally-relevant Facebook and text message delivered intervention to promote physical activity in African American women: a randomized pilot trial

Week Physical activity topic Group discussion question Social Cognitive Theory constructs targeted
1 Overview of the national physical activity recommendations, health benefits of physical activity, and physical activity statistics among African American women. What are your thoughts on the physical activity statistics among African American women statistics? How can you incorporate more physical activity into your daily routine? • Behavioral Capability
• Self-regulation
2 Developing a physical activity plan that works for you. What types of physical activity do you enjoy doing? What tips can you provide the group to help increase daily physical activity? • Behavioral Capability
3 Barriers to physical activity among African American women and strategies to overcoming barriers. What are your specific barriers to physical activity and what the strategies you will use to help overcome them? • Behavioral Capability
• Self-efficacy
4 Developing a social support network to promote physical activity. Who are potential sources of social support for physical activity? • Social Support
5 Strategies for incorporating short bouts of physical activity into your daily routine to achieve national physical activity recommendations. What strategies can you use each day to engage in more physical activity? • Self-regulation
6 Testimonials from African American women on how they successfully incorporate physical activity into their daily lives. If you were to give a testimonial to other participants on how you maintain a physically active lifestyle, how would it sound? • Outcome Expectations
7 Revisited: National physical activity recommendations, Barriers to physical activity among African American women and strategies to overcoming barriers, and strategies to incorporate more physical activity into your life. How have you overcome the barriers to physical activity you had prior to starting the study? • Behavioral Capability
• Self-regulation
• Self-efficacy
8 Strategies for maintaining a physical active lifestyle after the intervention. How will you continue to be physically active? • Outcome expectations