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Table 3 Mean change from baseline to 3 months test in anthropometric characteristics 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)
Time vs. group interaction
  Δ mean P Δ mean P P
Weight (kg) -3.59 (3.80) 0.000 +0.68 (2.37) 0.064 0.000
Body mass index (kg/m2) -1.31 (1.39) 0.000 +0.27 (0.85) 0.039 0.000
Fat percentage (%) -1.56 (2.78) 0.000 +0.33 (1.25) 0.093 0.000
Waist circumference (cm) -4.24 (6.10) 0.000 -0.91 (4.18) 0.165 0.001
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) -7.52 (12.97) 0.000 -2.11 (9.25) 0.148 0.067
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) -5.43 (7.79) 0.000 -0.68 (7.17) 0.543 0.016
Hand grip Dom side (N) +10.28 (31.80) 0.022 -6.22 (33.97) 0.248 0.102
Right shoul. Elevation (Nm) -0.03 (23.78) 0.994 +5.57 (19.41) 0.164 0.087
Left shoul. Elevation (Nm) +1.49 (15.73) 0.548 +5.66 (18.53) 0.140 0.218
Back flexion (Nm) +9.02 (23.94) 0.016 -3.99 (33.95) 0.555 0.068
Back extension (Nm) +1.26 (31.56) 0.796 +18.04 (34.46) 0.013 0.045
VO2 (L/min) +0.14 (0.22) 0.003 +0.01 (0.21) 0.834 0.185
Physical fitness (ml/min/kg) +3.33 (3.48) 0.000 -0.11 (2.87) 0.889 0.011
Intensity of musculoskeletal pain last 7 days      
Neck -0.67 (2.15) 0.028 -0.24 (2.24) 0.538 0.452
Shoulder (right) -0.00 (1.59) 1.000 -0.03 (1.54) 0.913 0.427
Upper back -0.25 (1.55) 0.249 -0.11 (1.39) 0.634 0.476
Lower back +0.06 (2.08) 0.837 +0.15 (1.99) 0.664 0.552