Table 4

Changes in physical activity after six months: comparisons within groups
Outcome measures Start to Run group (n=100) Control group (n=100)
Baseline After six months Pa Baseline After six months Pb
Dutch physical activity guidelines (%)
  Compliance with DNHPA 48.0 64.0 0.004* 59.0 62.0 0.68
  Compliance with Fit-norm 56.0 82.0 <0.0001* 55.0 57.0 0.83
  Compliance with Combi-norm 58.0 84.0 <0.0001* 65.0 73.0 0.10
Physical activity by intensity, mean ± SD (min/week)
  Light-intensity activities 1814 ± 1224 1947 ± 1043 0.31 1958 ± 1263 1972 ± 1181 0.90
  Moderate-intensity activities 213 ± 453 206 ± 369 0.88 406 ± 596 450 ± 740 0.47
  Vigorous-intensity activities 238 ± 250 382 ± 306 <0.0001* 253 ± 337 238 ± 286 0.60
Physical activity by domain, mean ± SD (min/week)
  Commuting activities 88 ± 137 132 ± 181 0.006* 117 ± 251 124 ± 215 0.80
  Leisure-time activities 257 ± 296 276 ± 358 0.48 328 ± 407 325 ± 515 0.91
  Sports activities 126 ± 166 225 ± 182 <0.0001* 107 ± 147 108 ± 142 0.96
  Household activities 552 ± 780 585 ± 597 0.66 919 ± 968 807 ± 856 0.15
  Activities at work and school 1309 ± 935 1381 ± 864 0.49 1182 ± 951 1322 ± 887 0.11
Total time spent in physical activity, mean ± SD (min/week) 2265 ± 1251 2536 ± 1210 0.04* 2616 ± 1356 2660 ± 1126 0.73

aP-value for difference in physical activity within the Start to Run group.

bP-value for difference in physical activity within the control group.

*Significant (p<0.05) change in physical activity after six months within the Start to Run group.

Ooms et al.

Ooms et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:697   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-697

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