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Table 2 COM-B and TDF mapping of barriers and facilitators to participating as a couple in a digital healthy eating and physical activity intervention

From: Investigating partner involvement in pregnancy and identifying barriers and facilitators to participating as a couple in a digital healthy eating and physical activity intervention

COM-B TDF Domain Barriers Facilitators
Motivation Reflective Identity/goals
Beliefs about consequences
Intentions
‘Her pregnancy’ -fatherhood begins at baby’s birth (Partner)
Potential conflict/controlling behaviours (Woman)
‘Our pregnancy’ (Both)
Being a fit and healthy father (Partner)
Being a supportive partner (Partner)
Being a good role model to child (Both)
Increase commitment and hence improve success rates (Woman)
Give partner (more of ) a role in pregnancy (Both)
Positively impact relationship (bonding) (Both)
Improve partner knowledge and hence support (Woman)
Commitment to be a supportive partner during pregnancy (Partner)
Motivation Automatic Emotions   Feeling supported (Woman)
Feeling included (Partner)
Opportunity Social Social influences
Social norms
‘Her pregnancy’ and cultural/family gender stereotyping (Both) HCP recommended (Both)
‘Our pregnancy’ – partners today are involved (Both)
Opportunity Physical Context and resources Cost and time of participating together (Both) Existing concordance in energy balance behaviours (Both)
Capability Psychological Knowledge   Understand the importance of good energy balance behaviours to mother’s and baby’s health (Partner)
Understand the importance of partner support in her achieving healthy energy balance behaviours (Partner)
Capability Physical