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Table 3 Primary outcomes in intervention and control groups: mean (standard deviation) or count (percentage) within group and adjusted differences between groups at 6 and 12 months

From: The effectiveness of physical activity monitoring and distance counseling in an occupational setting – Results from a randomized controlled trial (CoAct)

  Baseline 6 months 12 months Adjusted difference (95% CI)
  Control Intervention Control Intervention Control Intervention 6 months 12 months
n 257 264 257 264 257 264   
Physical activity 2,258 2,083 2,440 1,995 2,338 2,047 −365 −207
(IPAQ, MET min/week) (1,484) (1,439) (1,966) (1,673) (1,762) (1,650) (−733 to 3) (−531 to 116)
Work productivity 80 81 83 85 81 81 1.3 −1.1
(QQ index, range 0–100) (22) (20) (20) (18) (20) (20) (−2.0 to 4.7) (−4.9 to 2.8)
Sickness absence         
None (%) 30 25    24 28   
Mean (days) 7.4 6.5    9.7 6.9   0.0 (−1.2 to 0.9)
Upper quartile (days) 8 8    10 8   
Maximum (days) 200 88    219 87   
  1. Negative differences favor control group.