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Table 2 Effect estimates for the comparisons concerning supervised group PA

From: Interventions aimed at increasing the level of physical activity by including organised follow-up: a systematic review of effect

Study Outcome Participants (studies) Comparison Effect measure Follow-up period/s Effect estimate Quality of the documentation
Isaacs [17] Strength, fitness Minutes of PA/week 305 (1) Advice % change from BL (95% CI) Post-treatment −13% (−29, 8) Low1,2
610 (1) 3 months 7% (−6, 22) Low1,2
Energy expenditure kcal/kg/week 305 (1) % change from BL (95% CI) Post-treatment −7% (−24, 14) Low1,2
610 (1) 3 months 7% (−6, 23) Low1,2
Isaacs [17] Walks Minutes of PA/week 305 (1) Advice % change from BL (95% CI) Post-treatment 19% (−4, 48) Low1,2
610 (1) 3 months 17% (3, 34) Low1,2
Energy expenditure kcal/kg/week 305 (1) % change from BL (95% CI) Post-treatment 18% (−4, 45) Low1,2
610 (1) 3 months 19% (4, 36) Low1,2
Park [18] MET-adjusted minutes of PA/week 40 (1) No treatment Mean diff, p-value Post-treatment 1050, ns Very low1,3
  1. Legend: PA = physical activity; MET = metabolic equivalent of task, BL = baseline, ns = not significant; 1unclear risk of bias at study level, 2only one study, 3only one small study.