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Table 3 Comparison of mean weekly recruitment (expressed for each month) at intervention, pre-existing and control sessions

From: The effect a of community-based social marketing campaign on recruitment and retention of low-income groups into physical activity programmes - a controlled before-and-after study

  Recruitment to fit and fab sessions mean (SD) Recruitment to pre-existing sessions mean (SD) Recruitment to control area sessions mean (SD) F- values Df p values
Sept 2010 na .86 (1.10) 1.28 (1.46) F = 1.636 1 .206
Oct 2010 18.13 (12.30) a, b 1.04 (.42) a .30 (.41) b F = 10.547 2 .003
Nov 2010 2.25 (1.68) .78 (.41) .31 (.38) F = 3.908 2 .060
Dec 2010 1.00 (.35) .78 (.61) .08 (.14) F = 3.493 2 .089
Jan 2011 3.53 (3.03) 1.29 (.43) .38 (.595) F = 3.527 2 .080
Feb 2011 3.45 (.81) a, b .84 (.26) a .25 (.50) b F = 35.972 2 <.001
Mar 2011 5.60 (1.69)a, b .65 (.25) a .25 (.29) b F = 39.100 2 .001
  1. Superscripts (a, b, c) indicate mean difference in Bonferroni comparisons (p < 0.05).
  2. a = Fit and Fab v pre-existing sessions, b = Fit and Fab v control area sessions, c = pre-existing sessions v control area sessions.