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Table 5 Summary of fidelity scores across five key intervention factors

From: Assessing the feasibility of evaluating and delivering a physical activity intervention for pre-school children: a pilot randomised controlled trial

Fidelity component assessed Mean (SD) Median (min, max)
1. Delivery as per manual   
 Welcome and 5 min structured play 3.69 (0.46) 4 (3, 4)
 Encourage families to seek other PA 2.13 (1.09) 1.75 (1, 4)
 Information on guidelines for PA for under 5’s given 2.00 (1.41) 1 (1, 4)
 5 min structured play and goodbye 3.44 (1.05) 4 (1, 4)
Total score 11.25 (3.30) 10.25 (7, 15)
2. Supervision 3.56 (0.73) 4 (2, 4)
3. Support given to parents 3.31 (0.96) 4 (2, 4)
4. Encouragement of children 3.81 (0.37) 4 (3, 4)
5. Infusion of play equipment 3.56 (0.50) 3.75 (3, 4)
Total fidelity score 29.13 (5.74) 29.50 (21, 35)
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