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Table 2 Physical activity characteristics at baseline and 18-weeks

From: Frequency of a very brief intervention by physiotherapists to increase physical activity levels in adults: a pilot randomised controlled trial

Characteristic Baseline 18-weeks
HMF LMF HMF LMF
MVPA minutes/day, mean (SD)
 Actigraph 1 s 64.7 (31) 53.7 (20.2) 68.4 (33.7) 52.6 (18.7)
 Actigraph 10 min bout 15.4 (19.1) 13 (10.3) 19.5 (31.2) 10.1 (10.8)
 Self-report (AAS) 49 (37.2) 44.5 (38.8) 51.4 (42.5) 40.1 (27.3)
Sufficient PA time, n (%)
 Actigraph 1 s# 18 (100) 18 (100) 19 (100) 19 (100)
 Actigraph 10 min bout 3 (16.7) 3 (16.7) 4 (21.1) 3 (16.7)
 Self-report (AAS)# 15 (83.3)A 15 (75) 13 (68.4) 14 (73.7)
 VM counts/day, mean (SD) 587,087 (223086) 511,455 (131679) 615,223 (278145) 504,438 (138266)
  1. Aunpaired comparison between groups, p ≤ 0.01; #vigorous physical activity multiplied by 2. HMF higher-measurement- frequency, 4 physical activity measurements and very brief advice (intervention), LMF lower-measurement-frequency, 2 physical activity measurements and very brief advice (control), MVPA moderate-to-vigorous physical activity, AAS Active Australia Survey, PA physical activity, VM accelerometer vector magnitude