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Table 3 Physical activity outcomes (“active”) at baseline and 12 months for accelerometry, IPAQ and GPPAQ

From: Measuring change in trials of physical activity interventions: a comparison of self-report questionnaire and accelerometry within the PACE-UP trial

  Group summary data Treatment effects
Control group (n = 228) Postal group (n = 205) Nurse group (n = 213) Postal vs Control Nurse vs Control
Baseline 12 months Baseline 12 months Baseline 12 months OR p-value OR p-value
N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%) (95% CI) (95% CI)
Accelerometry
 MVPA bouts: 150  mins 54 (24%) 47 (21%) 53 (26%) 83 (40%) 55 (26%) 79 (37%) 3.7 (1.8, 7.5) < 0.001 2.9 (1.5, 5.7) 0.002
 MVPA total: 150  mins 199 (87%) 200 (88%) 180 (88%) 185 (90%) 183 (86%) 193 (91%) 1.7 (0.7, 3.9) 0.24 1.7 (0.7, 3.8) 0.24
IPAQ
 IPAQ-MVPA: 150  mins 81 (36%) 90 (39%) 68 (33%) 89 (43%) 77 (36%) 76 (36%) 1.4 (0.6, 3.3) 0.38 0.6 (0.3, 1.4) 0.27
 IPAQ-Walk: 150  mins 148 (65%) 156 (68%) 136 (66%) 161 (79%) 137 (64%) 162 (76%) 2.1 (1.2, 4.0) 0.01 1.7 (1.0, 3.0) 0.05
 IPAQ-Total: 150  mins 190 (83%) 189 (83%) 177 (86%) 182 (89%) 178 (84%) 194 (91%) 1.8 (0.9, 3.5) 0.07 2.3 (1.1, 4.6) 0.02
GPPAQ
 PA Index: Active ≥180 mins PA per week 28 (12%) 37 (16%) 31 (15%) 37 (18%) 24 (11%) 28 (13%) 1.1 (0.6, 2.1) 0.83 0.8 (0.4, 1.6) 0.50
 PA Index incl walking: Active ≥180 mins PA per week including walking at brisk/fast pace 66 (29%) 77 (34%) 62 (30%) 74 (36%) 59 (28%) 70 (33%) 1.1 (0.7, 1.9) 0.66 1.0 (0.6, 1.8) 0.89