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Table 5 Program Characteristics (Implementers Only)a

From: Factors related to leader implementation of a nationally disseminated community-based exercise program: a cross-sectional study

  Mean (SD)
Duration of program session, weeks 10 (2.5)
Days per week classes meet 2 (0.6)
Length of class sessions, minutes 57 (12)
Number of participants per class 13 (11)
  Percent
Peer leader helps with programs, % 72
Attendance rate of participants, % 84
Reason for implementation, %  
   - To help others 38
   - New professional goal 19
   - Supervisor's suggestion 12
   - Community involvement 11
   - Other 20
Reason for continuing to run the program, %b  
   - To help others 38
   - I enjoy strength training 13
   - Community involvement 13
   - New professional goal 7
   - Supervisor request 6
   - Other 23
Reason for no longer leading the program, %c  
   - A volunteer/colleague took over 27
   - Due to time/scheduling conflicts 20
   - Not enough participant interest 10
   - Job no longer supportive 7
   - Other 36
Compensation for running the program, %  
   - It's part of my job/salary 51
   - It's 100% volunteer (no pay) 38
   - Other 11
  1. Due to the nature of survey data, sample size varies by question. Range is noted below.
  2. a – sample size range: n = 246–270 (unless noted otherwise below)
  3. b – sample size: n = 206;
  4. c – sample size: n = 103