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Table 2 Physical capacity and musculoskeletal pain at different body regions at baseline of the target population.

From: Diet, physical exercise and cognitive behavioral training as a combined workplace based intervention to reduce body weight and increase physical capacity in health care workers - a randomized controlled trial

   Intervention group
(n = 54)
Reference group
(n = 44)
P-
values
Handgrip Dom side (N) Mean (SD) 298.9 (52.9) 308.2 (56.0) 0.420
Right shoul. elevation (Nm) Mean (SD) 73.6 (22.9) 61.4 (24.2) 0.085
Left shoul. elevation (Nm) Mean (SD) 62.0 (22.1) 54.7 (24.4) 0.283
Back flexion (Nm) Mean (SD) 127.2 (31.7) 133.1 (49.9) 0.613
Back extension (Nm) Mean (SD) 117.3 (39.9) 118.4 (42.5) 0.927
VO2 Max (L/min) Mean (SD) 2.07 (0.36) 2.13 (0.34) 0.517
Physical fitness (ml/min/kg) Mean (SD) 25.80 (4.62) 26.72 (5.12) 0.474
Neck pain     
Last 12 months (N = yes) N (%) 42 (82.4) 25 (73.5) 0.282
Last 7 days (N = yes) N (%) 23 (45.1) 12 (35.3) 0.500
Intensity last 7 days (1-10) Mean (SD) 2.6 (2.6) 2.1 (2.4) 0.493
Shoulder pain (right)     
Last 12 months (N = yes) N (%) 29 (56.9) 18 (52.9) 0.699
Last 7 days (N = yes) N (%) 18 (36.0) 8 (23.5) 0.242
Intensity last 7 days (1-10) Mean (SD) 2.1 (2.7) 1.0 (1.6) 0.062
Upper back pain     
Last 12 months (n = yes) N (%) 30 (58.2) 18 (54.5) 0.372
Last 7 days (n = yes) N (%) 15 (29.4) 9 (26.5) 0.811
Intensity last 7 days (1-10) Mean (SD) 1.9 (2.3) 1.5 (2.5) 0.562
Lower back pain     
Last 12 months (N = yes) N (%) 41 (80.4) 27 (79.4) 0.139
Last 7 days (N = yes) N (%) 24 (47.1) 15 (44.1) 0.827
Intensity last 7 days (1-10) Mean (SD) 2.6 (2.4) 2.9 (3.1) 0.651
  1. Due to missing data, the number of responders on the different measures varies from 22-54.
  2. Where N is displayed, percentages are based on the number of responses.