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Table 1 Overview of the Main Themes Identified Regarding a Weight Management Program

From: The church bridge project focus group results: African American perspectives of weight management programs to improve nutrition and physical activity behaviors

Topic Main Coded Themes
Barriers Technology learning curve & burden
Competing priorities
Facilitators and Motivators Accountability
Program support
Interventionist support
Technology support
Convenience
Limited cost
Health benefits
Suggestions for Improvement Easier diet and activity tracking
Care with age labels
Perceptions of “health and diet” Longevity
Improved health
Perceptions of “weight management” Overwhelm
Defeated
Perceptions of “nutrition and physical activity” Positive
Approachable