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Table 1 Implementation of information, education, and support delivery in communities: COMMUNICATE Study

From: A community-wide campaign to promote physical activity in middle-aged and elderly people: a cluster randomized controlled trial

  Group A Group FM Group AFM
Community 1 2 3 total 4 5 6 total 7 8 9 total
Population density category HPD MPD LPD   HPD MPD LPD   HPD MPD LPD  
Information delivery             
 (Visual information)             
 Flyers or leaflets (times distributed to all households) 4 4 4 12 4 2 4 10 3 3 4 10
 Posters (numbers hung) 72 17 12 101 28 25 19 72 53 26 23 102
 Community newsletters (times articles about CWC appeared) 1 2 4 7 3 0a 1 4 2 1 2 5
 Banners (numbers placed) 2 2 2 6 2 2 2 6 3 2 2 7
 (Audio information)             
 Local audio broadcasts (times audio messages broadcasted) 12 12 12 36 12 12 12 36 12 12 12 36
Education delivery             
 Times educational activities implemented 20 13 14 47 14 18 11 43 17 21 14 52
 Gross numbers of participants (A) 582 330 288 1200 711 768 399 1878 605 473 454 1532
 (Population aged 40–79 years (B)) 1174 689 269 2132 1165 905 673 2743 1246 1044 328 2618
 Quasi-population coverage rate (100*A/B, %) 50 48 107 56 61 85 59 68 49 45 138 59
Support deliveryb             
 (Social support)             
 Promoting encouragement by community leaders yes yes no   no no no   yes yes no  
 (Material support)             
 Loan and selling of pedometers at community center yes yes no   N/A N/A N/A   no yes no  
 Distribution of light-reflective materials at community center yes yes yes   N/A N/A N/A   yes yes yes  
 Loan of video tapes and DVDs on FM activities at community center N/A N/A N/A   yes yes yes   no yes yes  
 (Professional support)             
 Establishment of a call centerc yes yes yes   yes yes yes   yes yes yes  
  1. Note. Group A = aerobic activity; Group FM = flexibility and muscle-strengthening activities; Group AFM = aerobic, flexibility, and muscle-strengthening activities; HPD = high population density; MPD = moderate population density; LPD = low population density; CWC = community-wide campaign; N/A = not applicable.
  2. aThere was no community newsletter published by the self-administered organization only in Community 5.
  3. bImplemented component is indicated as “yes” and unimplemented component as “no” in each community.
  4. cA call center was established in Unnan City Hall for all communities.