Table 2

Health outcomes of the exercise programme compared to usual care

Health outcome

Group

Baseline

Six months

p*


Body Mass Index (kg·m-2)

exercise

29.7 (4.2)

29.4 (4.2)

.003

Control

30.6 (4.3)

30.8 (4.3)

Depression by Geriatric Depression Scale

Exercise

2.3 (2.5)

1.8 (2.3)

.001

Control

2.6 (2.5)

2.9 (2.5)

Anxiety by State Trait Anxiety Inventory

exercise

19.2 (11.2)

14.1 (9.0)

<.001

Control

21.2 (10.4)

22.2 (9.8)

Anxiety/Depression by EQ-5D

Exercise

1.4 (0.6)

1.2 (0.4)

.009

Control

1.4 (0.6)

1.5 (0.7)


*p of F by Analysis of Variance.

Gusi et al. BMC Public Health 2008 8:231   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-8-231

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