Skip to main content

Table 3 Participants’ and professionals acceptability of the pilot intervention and dose received by participants

From: Translation of a tailored nutrition and resistance exercise intervention for elderly people to a real-life setting: adaptation process and pilot study

  Participants (mean ± SD) Professionals (mean ± SD)
Overall intervention n = 23 n = 7
Acceptability 8.7 ± 0.7 7.6 ± 0.6
Because of my participation in this project…   
I received a lot of individual attention (1–5)a 4.2 ± 0.8  
I feel stronger (1–5)a 3.7 ± 1.1  
I feel better physically (1–5)a 3.7 ± 0.9  
I feel better mentally (1–5)a 3.6 ± 1.0  
Exercise programme   n = 4
Acceptability 8.9 ± 0.8 7.5 ± 0.4
Because of my participation in this project…   
I enjoyed exercising (1–5)a 4.5 ± 0.7  
I could exercise with a goal (1–5)a 4.3 ± 0.7  
How satisfied were you with…   
the fact that the exercises were in a training group? (1–5)b 5.0 ± 0.2  
the duration of the training sessions (1 h)? (1–5)b 4.9 ± 0.3  
the supervision during the training sessions? (1–5)b 4.9 ± 0.5  
the exercises you had to perform? (1–5)b 4.8 ± 0.4  
the division of the training sessions over the week? (1–5)b 4.1 ± 1.1  
Nutrition programme   n = 2
Acceptability 8.4 ± 1.0 7.5 ± 0.7
How satisfied were you with…   
the extent to which the dietician took your dietary preferences into account? (1–5)b 4.6 ± 0.8  
the possibility to adjust the advice? (1–5)b,c 4.7 ± 0.7  
the intake consultation with the dietician? (1–5)b 4.5 ± 0.9  
the midway evaluation consultation? (1–5)b,c 4.6 ± 0.8  
the products the dietician recommended? (1–5)b 4.5 ± 0.8  
  Dose received
Exercise programme  
Training attendance (# of sessions, (% of total)) 19.9 (86.4%)
Exercise intensity (% of 1RM) – Leg Press (mean ± SD) 61.4 ± 6.4
Exercise intensity (% of 1RM) – Leg Extension (mean ± SD) 62.4 ± 12.4
Nutrition programme  
Participants receiving intake (n (%)) 23 (100%)
Participants receiving evaluation consultation (n (%)) 23 (100%)
Compliance with taking products (mean ± SD)d 94.2 ± 8.1
  1. aScore 1 (totally disagree) to 5 (totally agree)
  2. bScore 1 (very dissatisfied) to 5 (very satisfied)
  3. c n = 22
  4. dPercentage of meals during which recommended products were consumed; based on an average of 53 days of completed calendars