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Table 2 Comparison of self-reported physical activity outcomes between intervention and control groups

From: Effects of a home-based intervention on diet and physical activity behaviours for rural adults with or at risk of metabolic syndrome: a randomised controlled trial

Outcome Intervention group (n = 151) p valuea Control group (n = 159) p valueb p valuec p valued
  Baseline Post Baseline Post
  Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD)
Walking MET min/weeke 396.0 577.5 0.011 330.0 396.0 0.047 0.561 0.050
(561.0) (742.5) (594.0) (709.0)
Moderate MET min/weeke 300.0 480.0 <0.001 360.0 360.0 0.808 0.394 0.189
(585.0) (850.0) (640.0) (636.0)
Vigorous MET min/weeke 181.5 217.5 0.070 203.0 179.5 0.715 0.902 0.176
(479.4) (460.2) (462.1) (428.4)
Total MET min/weeke 807.5 1332.0 <0.001 990.0 973.0 0.013 0.428 0.051
(1486.9) (1624.9) (1357.5) (1738.0)
Strength min/weeke 39.2 53.9 <0.001 27.7 25.0 0.436 0.880 0.001
(168.9) (124.2) (66.8) (70.4)
Sitting hours/day 359.1 319.7 0.001 356.0 339.4 0.187 0.955 0.299
(187.4) (162.7) (171.3) (169.4)
  1. a Paired t-test (Wilcoxon signed-rank test) between baseline and post-test for the intervention group
  2. b Paired t-test (Wilcoxon signed-rank test) between baseline and post-test for the control group
  3. c Independent t-test (Mann-Whitney U test) between intervention and control group at baseline
  4. d Independent t-test (Mann-Whitney U test) between intervention and control group at post-test
  5. eNon-parametric tests applied