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Table 2 Participant characteristics at baseline for each group. Values are mean (SD) unless otherwise noted

From: LOAD-intensity and time-under-tension of exercises for men who have Achilles tendinopathy (the LOADIT trial): a randomised feasibility trial

  High Load Low Load
  with High TUT
(n = 12)
with Low TUT
(n = 12)
with High TUT
(n = 12)
with Low TUT
(n = 12)
Age, years 42.0 (11.4) 43.0 (11.3) 41.6 (7.2) 46.3 (11.9)
Height, cm 177.8 (6.2) 176.6 (10.3) 178.1 (8.2) 175.0 (8.2)
Mass, kg 89.0 (17.9) 97.0 (18.1) 84.6 (17.1) 94.5 (13.7)
Body mass index, kg/m2 28.0 (4.6) 31.1 (5.3) 26.6 (4.4) 30.6 (6.4)
Employmenta
Full-time 10 (83) 8 (67) 10 (83) 9 (75)
Part-time 0 1 (8) 0 1 (8)
Casual 1 (8) 1 (8) 0 1 (8)
Self-employed 0 2 (17) 1 (8) 1 (8)
Student 1 (8) 0 1 (8) 0
Duration of symptoms, monthsb 11.0 (39) 54.0 (83) 18.0 (30) 12.0 (36)
Dominant side, − righta 11 (92) 11 (92) 8 (67) 10 (83)
Presentation, unilateral/ bilateral a 7 (58) / 5 (42) 6 (50) / 6 (50) 4 (33) / 8 (67) 6 (50) / 6 (50)
Achilles tendon AP diameter, mmc 6.9 (1.3) 7.8 (1.9) 7.3 (2.2) 8.5 (3.1)
Prior exercise treatment, yes a 3 (25) 4 (33) 6 (50) 8 (67)
Classified Achilles pain quality a,d 7 (58) 10 (83) 9 (75) 9 (75)
Intensity of Achilles pain a
Mild 3 (25) 3 (25) 2 (17) 4 (33)
Moderate 9 (75) 5 (42) 8 (66) 4 (33)
Severe 0 4 (33) 2 (17) 4 (33)
VISA–A 55.3 (13.4) 44.8 (18.1) 46.0 (15.8) 54.7 (9.8)
Pain Detect 10.0 (5.2) 12.2 (6.1) 10.0 (6.0) 10.0 (5.0)
  1. Abbreviations: TUT time-under-tension, VISA–A Victorian Institute of Sports Assessment–Achilles questionnaire. an (%). bMedian (interquartile range). cMeasured using b-mode sonography. dMeasured using pain mapping app