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Table 3 Summary of feasibility evaluation

From: Feasibility of a school-based physical activity intervention for adolescents with disability

Acceptability
Student
  Satisfaction /5
   Overall satisfaction, mean (SD) 3.9 (1.2)
   Satisfaction with HIIT sessions, mean (SD) 4.1 (0.9)
   Satisfaction with intervention resources, mean (SD) 4.2 (0.9)
  Motivation to participate in HIIT /5
   Health, mean (SD) 4.2 (1.0)
   Fitness and sports performance, mean (SD) 4.1 (1.2)
   Mental health and well-being, mean (SD) 3.7 (1.4)
   Academic performance, mean (SD) 3.4 (1.3)
   Physical appearance, mean (SD) 3.8 (1.2)
  Barriers to participation in HIIT /5 Top 3 highest ranked
   Do not like to exercise, mean (SD) 2.7 (1.6)
   Did not want to get sweaty, mean (SD) 2.6 (1.7)
   Did not enjoy the exercises, mean (SD) 2.5 (1.5)
  Group exercise preference /5
   Enjoyed exercising with students from the special education faculty, mean (SD) 4.4 (0.5)
   Prefer to exercise with students from mainstream classes, mean (SD) 2.3 (1.3)
  Sustainability
   Participation in future HIIT, yes, % 68.9
Teacher
  Satisfaction /4
   Classroom teacher overall satisfaction, mean (SD) 3.5 (0.7)
   Support teacher overall satisfaction, mean (SD) 4.0 (0.0)
   Classroom teacher satisfaction of intervention resources, mean (SD) 2.5 (0.7)
   Support teacher satisfaction of intervention resources, mean (SD) 4.0 (0.0)
  Sustainabilitya
   Delivery of intervention to future student cohorts, yes, % 85
Implementation
Student
  Session intensity
   Average HR during session, mean beats/min (SD) 146.0 (17.3)
   Average HR during sessions, mean % of HRmax (SD) 72 (8)
   Peak HR during session, mean beats/min (SD) 164 (17)
   Peak HR during sessions, mean % of HRmax (SD) 81 (9)
Teachera
  Session delivery
   Classroom teacher reported sessions, mean (SD) 2.5 (0.7)
   Classroom teacher participation, mean (SD) 2.5 (0.7)
   Support teacher participation, mean (SD) 3.0 (0.0)
  Average HIIT session time, n (%)c
   < 15 min 0 (0.0)
   15–20 min 0 (0.0)
   20–25 min 2 (40.0)
   > 25 min 3 (60.0)
  Session qualityb
   Adherence to SAAFE delivery principles, mean (SD)
   Supportive /4 2.8 (1.2)
   Active /4 3.2 (0.2)
   Autonomous /4 1.3 (0.5)
   Fair /4 3.3 (0.5)
   Enjoyable /4 3.3 (0.5)
   SAAFE observation total /20 14 (2.8)
Adaptation
 Classroom teacher adaptation to school characteristics, mean (SD) 4.0 (0.0)
 Support teacher adaptation to school characteristics, mean (SD) 4.0 (0.0)
Practicality
Student /5
  Intervention resources increased motivation to work harder 4.2 (0.9)
Teacher /4
  Classroom teacher session duration satisfaction, mean (SD) 3.5 (0.7)
  Support teacher session duration satisfaction, mean (SD) 4.0 (0.0)
  Classroom teacher ease of implementation, mean (SD) 3.5 (0.0)
  Support teacher ease of implementation, mean (SD) 3.7 (0.6)
  Classroom teacher school facilities available to support intervention delivery, mean (SD) 3.5 (0.7)
  Support teacher school facilities available to support intervention delivery, mean (SD) 4.0 (0.0)
  1. aOnly classroom teachers responded to this item
  2. bResearcher observations were conducted with classroom teachers who attended the professional development workshop
  3. cThis included time taken for exercise explanations and for students to go back to the classroom