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Table 3 Feasibility outcomes. Values are n (%) 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 with Low TUT with High TUT with Low TUT
Session time duration in minutesa 43.4 (12.2) 39.0 (6.1) 53.0 (7.3) 37.1 (7.0)
Adherenceb
Number of zoom sessions completed / 12 11 (92) 9 (71) 11 (92) 10 (79)
Number of home sessions completed / 36 21 (58) 18 (49) 21 (58) 25 (68)
Fidelity of exercise dose parameters in seated
Time-under-tension 5 (42) 5 (42) 6 (50) 7 (58)
Volume 7 (58) 8 (67) 8 (67) 10 (83)
Load intensity 6 (50) 1 (8) 8 (67) 8 (67)
Fidelity of exercise dose parameters in standing
Time-under-tension 5 (42) 3 (25) 6 (50) 6 (50)
Volume 7 (58) 7 (58) 8 (67) 7 (58)
Load intensity 5 (42) 4 (33) 9 (75) 7 (58)
No. of participants who reporting adverse event 8 (67) 8 (67) 8 (67) 6 (50)
Severity of adverse events c
Mild 4 (33) 6 (50) 8 (67) 3 (25)
Moderate 3 (25) 2 (17) 0 3 (25)
Severe 1 (8) 0 0 0
Achilles related adverse events 3 (25) 4 (33) 4 (33) 4 (33)
Severity of Achilles related adverse events
Mild 3 (25) 4 (33) 4 (33) 3 (25)
Moderate 0 0 0 0
Severe 0 0 0 0
No. of participants who used co-interventions 3 (25) 2 (17) 2 (17) 4 (33)
No. of participants using paracetamol 4 (33) 5 (42) 4 (33) 6 (50)
Total paracetamol tablets used d 16 (33) 31 (33) 33 (25) 17 (25)
  1. Abbreviations: TUT time-under-tension. a Mean (SD); bMedian (percentage); c Mild: some discomfort noted but without disruption of daily life that goes within 24–28 h; Moderate: discomfort enough to affect/reduce normal activity that goes within 3-5 days; Severe: complete inability to perform daily activities and lead a normal life and that requires medical intervention; dtablet dose = 500 mg;