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Table 3 Comparison of body composition between the two groups

From: A nonrandomized controlled trial of individualized exercise prescription combined with remote exercise management in patients who are overweight or obese

  Experimental group (n = 55) Control group (n = 34) For delta indicators
Before intervention t−1 After intervention t0 Delta changes Before intervention t−1 After intervention t0 Delta changes t P
VFA (cm2) 83.31 ± 32.82 73.55 ± 30.60 −9.75 ± 19.68 80.43 ± 33.49 79.11 ± 31.83 −1.31 ± 12.37 2.239 0.028
BF (kg) 26.39 ± 6.45 23.74 ± 7.19 −2.65 ± 3.52 26.78 ± 5.04* 27.32 ± 6.17* 0.54 ± 2.67 4.533 0.000
SMC (kg) 28.99 ± 6.27 29.25 ± 6.12 0.26 ± 1.74 27.11 ± 6.28* 27.01 ± 6.31* −0.10 ± 1.99 −0.881 0.381
BF (%) 33.55 ± 6.34 31.05 ± 7.12 −2.50 ± 3.32 35.61 ± 5.14* 35.81 ± 6.08* 0.21 ± 3.30 3.749 0.000
  1. VFA visceral fat area, BF body fat, SMC skeletal muscle content
  2. *The control group was prescribed exercise on admission only and taught exercise once, followed by voluntary exercise and self-management for 3 months without remote monitoring and guided exercise