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Table 3 Characteristics of participants of the PA intervention

From: Which behaviour change techniques are effective to promote physical activity and reduce sedentary behaviour in adults: a factorial randomized trial of an e- and m-health intervention

Physical activity Total Sample (n = 335) Comb A + C + S (=group 1)
(n = 38)
Comb A + C (=group 2)
(n = 44)
Comb A + S (=group 3)
(n = 39)
Comb C + S (=group 4) (n = 41) A alone (=group 5) (n = 40) C alone (=group 6)
(n = 41)
S alone (=group 7) (n = 46) No techniques (=group 8) (n = 46)
Age (mean ± SD years) 35.76 ± 16.48 37.74 ± 16.32 35.66 ± 15.83 33.59 ± 15.73 37.44 ± 16.75 36.78 ± 16.56 36.20 ± 17.83 35.76 ± 16.58 33.33 ± 16.93
Sex (% male) 28.1 36.8 36.4 20.5 34.1 25.0 22.0 30.4 19.6
Level of education (% high = university/college) 63.3 68.4 61.4 56.4 63.4 64.0 75.6 58.7 58.7
BMI (mean ± SD kg/m2) 23.71 ± 3.90 24.60 ± 3.68 24.88 ± 4.11 24.25 ± 4.14 24.49 ± 4.02 22.35 ± 4.02 23.07 ± 3.47 23.70 ± 3.94 22.49 ± 3.16
MVPA (mean [CI] in min/week)
- Pretest
495.04 [420.10; 569.99] 387.42 [239.60; 535.25] 645.11 [433.12; 857.10] 598.51 [398.05; 798.97] 492.85 [289.91; 695.80] 587.63 [374.11; 801.14] 404.98 [210.58; 599.37] 539.97 [355.71; 724.20] 461.22 [300.73; 621.71]
- Posttest 603.8 [522.68; 684.89] 827.63 [537.88; 1117.38] 762.06 [445.38; 1078.74] 674.33 [273.25; 1075.41] 647.62 [365.91; 929.83] 370.90 [202.84; 538.98] 476.25 [222.63; 729.87] 663.65 [393.03; 934.27] 491.73 [303.42; 680.04]
  1. SD standard deviation, CI 95% confidence interval, A action planning, C coping planning, S self-monitoring