Table 3

Differences in minutes per day spent on different categories of physical activity (mean ± SD), eating and smoking behaviour between patients in the intervention (n = 71) and control group (n = 75) at baseline, and at 3 and 6 months follow-up
Primary outcome measure Baseline 3-months follow-up 6-months follow-up
Intervention n = 71 Control n = 75 Intergroup differencesaB(95% CI) p Intergroup differencesaB(95% CI) p
Physical activity SQUASH, min/week
Moderate intensity 43.9 (75.3) 33.9 (62.9) 8.7 (−128.5/145.8) 0.90 187.2 (23.4/351.0)** 0.03
Heavy intensity 31.0 (60.2) 30.1 (57.7) 121.8 (−12.1/255.6)* 0.07 −4.2 (−123.0/114.6) 0.95
At least moderate (moderate + heavy) 74.9 (100.3) 64.1 (85.1) 112.4 (−92.8/317.6) 0.3 189.6 (−1.0/380.2)** 0.05
Eating behaviour DFFQ
Average vegetable intake/day, grams 172.4 (91.9) 181.9 (90.1) −2.0 (−27.3/23.2) 0.98 −0.5 (−25.7/24.7) 0.97
Number of fruit intake/day 1.5 (1.3) 1.7 (1.2) 0.03 (−0.3/0.3) 0.86 −0.05 (−0.4/0.3) 0.8
Number of days breakfast 6.3 (1.8) 5.5 (2.6) 0.07 (−0.4/0.6) 0.80 0.5 (−0.1/1.1)* 0.09

* p < 0.1; **p < 0.05.

IJzelenberg et al.

IJzelenberg et al. BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2012 12:71   doi:10.1186/1471-2261-12-71

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