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Table 2 Pragmatic RCT of an exercise programme for women with depression: baseline characteristics of study groups

From: Pragmatic randomised controlled trial of preferred intensity exercise in women living with depression

  Intervention arm
(n= 19)
Active comparator arm
(n= 19)
Mean age (years) (SD) 57.0 (9.9) 50.4 (15.2)
Marital status, n (%)
   Single 9 (47.4) 9 (47.4)
   Married 9 (47.4) 10 (52.6)
   Widowed 1 (5.3) 0 (0)
Psychiatric medication, n (%)
   Yes 15 (78.9) 17 (89.5)
   No 4 (21.1) 2 (10.5)
Talking therapy, n (%)
   Yes 6 (31.6) 11 (57.9)
   No 13 (68.4) 8 (42.1)
Mean BDI score (SD) 26.5 (10.7) 30.5 (12.0)
Mean GHQ score (SD) 8.3 (3.7) 8.8 (3.4)
Mean SF-12 score (SD) 25.9 (6.2) 25.6 (7.5)
Mean RSES score (SD) 11.3 (5.8) 11.0 (4.9)
Mean MSPSS score (SD) 47.6 (18.3) 51.6 (15.4)
Mean QLDS score (SD) 15.5 (7.9) 20.3 (8.5)
Mean heart rate @ time 0
(beats/min) (SD)
87.5 (15.8) 92.8 (5.6)
Mean peak heart rate
(beats/min) (SD)
109.6 (21.1) 121.3 (15.8)
Mean RPE score @ time
0 (SD)
9.2 (3.2) 8.6 (3.3)