Table 7

Children's attitudes towards the Football for Health programme at various stages of the intervention

Group/time questionnaire implemented
Intervention: Grade 7Control: Grade 7Intervention: Grade 6
Postintervention3 months after postinterventionPost-‘Play FootballPost-‘Play Fair’Postintervention
QuestionPercentage positive responseMean scorePercentage positive responseMean scorePercentage positive responseMean scorePercentage positive responseMean scorePercentage positive responseMean score
Sessions were easy to understand964.8984.8904.5974.7784.1
Learnt about health issues964.7954.6834.3864.4804.2
Attitude towards health issues changed824.3914.5684.0814.3744.0
Sessions were enjoyable954.7964.8914.6954.7844.3
Would recommend programme to friends944.7984.7944.6904.6824.2
Overall rating of the programme924.7894.5934.6964.7944.7
Mean value934.7944.6874.4914.6824.2
  • A ‘positive response’ equates to a response of ‘agree’ or ‘strongly agree.’ ‘Mean score’ refers to the group's weighted mean response (five-point scale) to the question.