Table 1

The “ASUKI Steps study outline and data collection schedule
Recruitment Pre-study Intervention Follow-up
Measure Week Month
−4 −1 1 2 3 4 5 6 9
Pedometer steps daily daily daily daily daily daily
Questionnairea x x x x
Estimated VO2 max ( x x x
Weight (kg) x x x x
Height (cm) x x x x
Blood Pressure (mmHg) x x x x
Waist circumference (cm) x x x x
Sagittal diameter (cm) x x x x
Body fat percent x x x x
ActiGraph accelerometer x x x x

a Questionnaire items included demographic data, health status, quality of life, readiness for exercise, self-efficacy for exercise, social support for exercise, stress and anxiety, dog walking, physical activity, sleep, mindfulness, neighborhood supports for physical activity and diet.

bAbbreviations: VO2 max = maximal oxygen uptake in milliliters per kilogram body weight per minute; kg = kilograms; cm = centimeters; mmHG = millimeters of mercury.

Ainsworth et al.

Ainsworth et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12:657   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-657

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