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Table 7 Qualitative Analysis of Physical Activity Outcome Measures

From: Impact of wearable physical activity monitoring devices with exercise prescription or advice in the maintenance phase of cardiac rehabilitation: systematic review and meta-analysis

 Study QualityOutcome MeasureEffectBest Evidence Synthesis
Avila et al. [67]GoodSteps/day and PA Duration=Moderate a
Butler et al. [68]GoodPA Duration+
Cupples et al. [69]FairSteps/day+
Shower and a. [70]FairSteps/day=
Guiraud et al. [71]GoodTotal Active Energy Expenditure+
Houle et al. [72]Good% of participants over 7,500 steps/day+
ter Hoeve et al. [52]GoodSteps/day+
  1. +, significant difference favouring WPAM, −, significant difference favouring control, =, no significant difference between groups. aModerate Evidence: significant findings provided by one study with high quality and/or two or more studies with low quality, and by generally consistent findings in all studies (more than 60% of the studies reported consistent findings)
  2. Abbreviations: PA physical activity, % percentage