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Table 3 Measures of disease risk and fitness 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 mean (SD) 18-weeks mean (SD)
HMF LMF HMF LMF
Waist circumference (cm) 84.7 (12.6) 85.2 (15.1) 82.3 (11.5)A 84 (13)
Waist-to-hip ratio 0.79 (0.08) 0.81 (0.09) 0.79 (0.08) 0.80 (0.8)
Body mass index (kg/m2) 28.1 (5.4) 26.4 (4.1) 28 (5.2) 26.5 (4.2)
SBP (mmHg) 126 (10)B 119 (9) 123 (9) 119 (10)
DBP (mmHg) 82 (10) 77 (9) 78 (7)A 76 (7)
AQoL-6D utility score 82.9 (7.9) 84.8 (7.9) 84.4 (6.7) 85.9 (5.8)
AQoL-6D Independent Living 95 (9.2) 94.8 (6.4) 98.3 (4.5)A 99.3 (2.5)
AQoL-6D Relationships 93 (8.7) 90.5 (13.2) 94.5 (6.9) 92.9 (7.1)
AQoL-6D Mental Health 74 (14) 71.9 (13.7) 74.4 (11.8) 73.2 (11.9)
AQoL-6D Coping 72 (13) 75 (12.7) 72.5 (10.9) 76.6 (8)
AQoL-6D Pain 79.6 (21.4) 85.5 (19.6) 79.5 (26.5) 89.7 (18)
AQoL-6D Senses 81.9 (10.4) 86.5 (10.8) 84.2 (9.2) 83.3 (8.7)
STEP predicted VO2max (ml/kg/min) 40.2 (11.9) 45.1 (8.9) 43.6 (13.3)C 47.5 (10.8)C
  1. Apaired comparison within group, p < 0.05; Bunpaired comparison between groups, p < 0.05; Cpaired comparison within group, p ≤ 0.01. 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), SBP systolic blood pressure, DBP diastolic blood pressure, AQoL-6D Assessment of Quality of Life 6 Dimension questionnaire, STEP Step Test and Exercise Prescription tool, VO2max maximum oxygen consumption