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Table 3 Details of the 12-week pedometer based graduated walking programme

From: West End Walkers 65+: A randomised controlled trial of a primary care-based walking intervention for older adults: Study rationale and design

Week Goal
Week 1-2 To increase the individual's average daily step count by 1500 steps above their baseline value on at least 3 days of the week
Week 3-4 To increase the individual's average daily step count by 1500 steps above their baseline value on at least 5 days of the week
Week 5-6 To increase the individual's average daily step count by 3000 steps above their baseline value on at least 3 days of the week
Week 7-8 To increase the individual's average daily step count by 3000 steps above their baseline value on at least 5 days of the week
Week 9-12 To maintain their walking level aiming for the week 7 goal