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Table 4 Effect estimates for the comparisons concerning self-organised PA with follow-up.

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
Armit [23] Number of participants who met PA goal (150 min/week) 91 (1) 91 (1) Advice OR (95% CI) Post-treatment 3 months 1.03 (0.41, 2,62) 2.39 (1.01, 5.64) Low2 Moderate1
Bjørk Petersen [25] Minutes of PA/week 655 (1) Advice Median diff, p-value Post-treatment 120, p = 0.30 Low1,3
Increased level of PA 365 (1) % diff, p-value Post-treatment 10.3, p < 0.01 Low1,3
Aerobic capacity 655 (1) Median diff, p-value Post-treatment - 0.7 p = 0.21 Low1,3
Harland [26] Level of PA 166 (1) 179 (1) Advice % diff (95% CI) Post-treatment 9 months 19% (6, 32) 8% (−5, 21) Moderate1 Low2
Occasions with PA 172 (1) 171 (1) % diff (95% CI) Post-treatment 9 months 16% (4, 29) 8% (−5, 20) Moderate1 Low2
Baker [27] Number of steps/day 79 (1) No treatment Mean change diff, p-value Post-treatment 3 022, p < 0.001 Moderate1
Green [28] PA score 256 (1) No treatment Mean diff, p-value 3 months 0.39, p = 0.049 Moderate1
Kirkwood [29] Energy expenditure kcal/kg/day 37 (1) No treatment Mean diff (95% CI) Post-treatment 294 (68, 520) Very low4,5
Kolt [30] Minutes of PA/week 175 (1) 165 (1) No treatment Mean diff, p-value Post-treatment 9 months 48.9, p = 0.02 74.9, p = 0.05 Low1,3 Low1,3
  1. Legend: PA = physical activity; 1only one study, 2only one study and wide confidence interval, 3unclear risk of bias at study level, 4only one small study, 5high risk of bias at study level.