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Table 5 Characteristics of participants of the SB 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

Sedentary Behaviour Total Sample (n = 138) Comb A + C + S (=group 1)
(n = 21)
Comb A + C (=group 2)
(n = 16)
Comb A + S (=group 3)
(n = 17)
Comb C + S (=group 4)
(n = 15)
A alone (=group 5) (n = 21) C alone (=group 6)
(n = 18)
S alone (=group 7)
(n = 15)
No techniques (=group 8)
(n = 15)
Age (mean ± SD years) 37.80 ± 15.98 37.71 ± 14.47 33.25 ± 15.85 38.53 ± 15.63 44.13 ± 18.13 37.33 ± 15.94 38.16 ± 15.87 38.67 ± 16.66 34.93 ± 17.27
Sex (% male) 37.7 52.4 31.2 29.4 0.33 47.6 27.8 26.7 46.7
Level of education (% high = university/college) 73.9 85.7 62.5 76.5 73.3 85.7 88.9 53.3 53.3
BMI (mean ± SD kg/m2) 23.02 ± 3.25 23.12 ± 3.04 21.01 ± 2.81a 24.25 ± 3.24 24.74 ± 2.87a 23.13 ± 3.76 22.97 ± 3.14 22.48 ± 3.27 22.36 ± 2.89
SB (mean [CI] in hrs/day)
- Pretest
12.02 [11.36; 12.69] 12.51 [11.04; 13.99] 12.91 [11.17; 14.66] 12.52 [10.61; 14.43] 11.98 [10.05; 13.91] 11.51 [10.00; 13.03] 11.43 [10.39; 12.47] 11.83 [10.22; 13.45] 12.05 [10.16; 13.95]
- Posttest 10.23 [9.55; 10.91] 9.88 [7.54; 12.22] 10.96 [8.90; 13.01] 9.06 [6.40; 11.72] 9.65 [8.01; 11.31] 10.72 [8.41; 13.03] 11.06 [9.07; 13.06] 10.10 [8.05; 12.15] 10.51 [7.59; 13.44]
  1. SD standard deviation, CI 95% confidence interval, A action planning, C coping planning, S self-monitoring