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Table 5 Dietitian time and fidelity of delivery of the BCPP and MDPP programmes

From: Testing a breast cancer prevention and a multiple disease prevention weight loss programme amongst women within the UK NHS breast screening programme—a randomised feasibility study

Elements of the programmes Numbers received/participants engaging, n (%)
Initial personalised disease risk and diet and physical activity advice 126 (100%)
BCPP 40 min dietetic time
MDPP 60 min dietetic time
Dietitian review calls week 1, 4 and 8—mean 95 (CI)% of calls received 90 (88-98%)
21 (6 to 50) min dietetic time
Dietitian personalised e-mails 0-6 months—mean 95 (CI)% of e-mails sent 91 (86-95%)
15 (5 to 30) min dietetic time
Web site usea
 Used baseline—3 months 122 (97%)
 Used 3-6 months 109 (87%)
 Used 6-9 months 105 (83%)
 Used 9-12 months 101 (79%)
Received automated e-mail between 6 and 12 months for weight regain of > 1 kg 27% of women in the 6-12 month programme
Number of website entries per participant across the programmes 89 (76-102)a
Diet choice at start of the programme 5:2 125 (98%)
Daily Mediterranean 1 (2%)
Diet reported at 3 months 5:2 112 (89 %)
Daily Mediterranean 1 (1%)
No data 13 (10%)
Diet reported at 6 months 5:2 67 (53%)
Daily Mediterranean 1 (1%)
No data 58 (46%)
Referrals to NHS behaviour change services BCPP MDPP
Physical activity 8 (18%) 23 (28.4%)
Alcohol services 0 4 (4.9%)
Smoking cessation 1 out of 3 smokers 1 out of 3 smokers
  1. an (%) using the web site at least once during this period