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Table 1 Characteristics of study participants across the three time points of the study

From: “Not just another walking program”: Everyday Activity Supports You (EASY) model—a randomized pilot study for a parallel randomized controlled trial

  Baseline Midpoint, 3 months Final, 6 months
Control Intervention Control Intervention Control Intervention
  N= 8 N= 12 N= 8 N= 12 N= 8 N= 12
Age (years) mean (SD) 63.1 (4.8) 64.8 (4.6)     
BMI 32.9 (6.8) 26.9 (6.8)     
Education: secondary education+ 8 12     
Employment: working 4 2     
Weight (kg)       
Mean (SD) 90.19 (18.94) 69.69 (19.32) 90.06 (18.50) 67.93 (18.55) 91.6 (19.04) 67.33 (18.57)
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg)       
  Mean (SD) 139.94 (13.33) 127.92 (16.31) 138.56 (14.55) 117.04 (18.73)
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg)       
  Mean (SD) 83.44 (9.31) 77.29 (6.85) 83.38 (8.93) 70.88 (9.57)
Behavior intentions/5       
  Median (IQR) 3.6 (1.1) 4.4 (1.5) 3.3 (1.3) 4.0 (1.3) 3.1 (1.3) 4.0 (0.70)
Exercise self-efficacy/10       
  Median (IQR) 7.08 (1.75) 7.75 (2.17) 5.17 (1.92) 8.08 (1.92) 6.83 (3.33) 8.25 (1.5)
Self-rated health/100       
  Mean (SD) 86.63 (17.52) 79.42 (14.23) 86.5 (14.0) 79.83 (19.19) 77.5 (22.68) 83.75 (16.50)
Social support/100       
  Mean (SD) 86.11 (8.42) 79.04 (16.24) 86.45 (8.99) 78.56 (13.82) 88.13 (5.60) 79.39 (11.80)
  1. BMI: body mass index; IQR: interquartile range; SD: standard deviation.