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Erratum to: The effect of a pedometer-based community walking intervention "Walking for Wellbeing in the West" on physical activity levels and health outcomes: a 12-week randomized controlled trial

  • The original article was published in International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2008 5:44

Correction

Since publication of our article[1] we have found some imputation errors in the main text and Table Four (Table 1) and Table Five (Table 2) corresponding to the 12-week results. The corrections are as follows:

Table 1 Descriptive statistics for age, pedometer step-counts and health related outcomes at baseline and week 12 for intervention and control group.
Table 2 Descriptive statistics for IPAQ variables at baseline and week 12.

In the results section of the manuscript the median differences presented in the text for the Wilcoxon's signed-rank tests in the intervention group should be,

  1. 1.

    Leisure minutes walked: "60" not "100"

  2. 2.

    Weekday sitting: "- 300" not "1200"

  3. 3.

    Weekend sitting: "- 120" not "360"

  4. 4.

    Total sitting: "- 300" not "1680"

In the results section of the manuscript the median difference presented for the Mann Whitney U test at week 12 between groups should be,

  1. 1.

    Total minutes walked: "135" not "57.5"

As a consequence of the amendment to the median leisure minutes walked in the intervention group the following sentence from the discussion should be corrected as follows:

Original Sentence

"The increase observed in the step-count data was supported by the self-reported results of the IPAQ; a significant increase in reported minutes of leisure time walking was found in the intervention group (median increase of 100 minutes per/week)."

Amended Sentence

"The increase observed in the step-count data was supported by the self-reported results of the IPAQ; a significant increase in reported minutes of leisure time walking was found in the intervention group (median increase of 60 minutes per/week)."

References

  1. 1.

    Baker G, Gray SR, Wright A, Fitzsimons C, Nimmo M, Lowry R, Mutrie N: The effect of a pedometer-based community walking intervention "Walking for Wellbeing in the West" on physical activity levels and health outcomes: a 12-week randomized controlled trial. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2008, 5: 44.

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Correspondence to Graham Baker.

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The online version of the original article can be found at 10.1186/1479-5868-5-44

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Baker, G., Gray, S.R., Wright, A. et al. Erratum to: The effect of a pedometer-based community walking intervention "Walking for Wellbeing in the West" on physical activity levels and health outcomes: a 12-week randomized controlled trial. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 7, 51 (2010). https://doi.org/10.1186/1479-5868-7-51

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