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- To compare change in emotional eating and changes in other measures of psychological, spiritual and physical well-being, between those attending the “Taste & See” programme and those randomised to the wait list control, at the end of intervention;
- To investigate ongoing change in these variables at 6 months and 2 years;
- To assess the mediating associations between each of these variables and how well they fit the theoretical model that underpins intervention;
- To assess participant and facilitators acceptability of taking part in and facilitating the trial programme.
4.1. Study Design
4.3.1. Inclusion Criteria
4.3.2. Exclusion Criteria
4.4. Study Setting and Recruitment
- Decide on a weekly time to run the course, prepare two potential start dates: one to start as soon as interested participants have registered and the other scheduled to start 10 weeks later.
- Advertise the programme in their church and local community. They will find on the website: a poster to print off insert local details and display, a 1 min advert about Taste and See and a 5 min trailer to give people more a feel for the programme.
- Facilitators refer interested people to the website to read the participant information. Interested people give the facilitator their email or postal address & permission to share these details with the researchers.
- The facilitator registers their church by completing the online registration form, confirming they have understood and agree to under-taking this role. They then insert the emails of all those who would like to do the programme.
4.6. Intervention Programme
- The “Taste & See” DVD which containing a series of 10 sessions. The DVD presents both a scientific and a Christian viewpoint to the topics. The course is written by Deborah Lycett RD PhD (Reader in nutrition, dietetics and spiritual health); with Christian input from church members who have also been Taste & See facilitators (Rebekah Hodson, Elaine Davis) and this content has been checked for theological accuracy to ecumenical Christian concepts by church ministers. Healthy eating tips are presented by Nicky Walker RD. Personal stories from those who have done the programme and offered to be filmed are also included in the DVD.
- The “Taste & See” Participant’s Manual, this is a workbook which accompanies the “Taste & See” DVD so participants can document their reflections, their goals and the group discussions that take place each week. There are discussion prompts on the DVD so that issues raised can be discussed in small groups.
- The “Taste & See” Bible Meditations, this is a booklet of readings for daily inspiration throughout the programme.
- The “Taste & See” Facilitator’s Manual, this is an instruction booklet for facilitators with a step by step guide on how to run the programme locally. It describes the course ethos and contains instructions on facilitating groups effectively, creating an emotionally safe and confidential group environment and when to refer people on to health professionals.
4.7. Control Programme
4.8. Primary Outcome
4.9. Secondary Outcomes
4.10. Process Outcomes
4.11. Outcome Measures
4.12. Sample Size
4.13. Data Analysis
5. Implication of Results
Conflicts of Interest
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