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Table 2 Changes within each group obtained in the cardiopulmonary outcomes and the questionnaires according gender difference

From: Effectiveness of the physical activity promotion programme on the quality of life and the cardiopulmonary function for inactive people: Randomized controlled trial

  Control group Intervention group
  Men mean (CI) Women mean (CI) Men mean (CI) Women mean (CI)
Weight (Kg) 1.95(0.47-3.44)** −0.63(−2.19-0.92) −0.05 (−3.13-3.02) −0.50(−1.82-0.82)
SPB (mm Hg) 13.08(0.53-25.63)* −3.13(−8.73-2.46) −4.33(−20-11.44) −4.65(−10.27-1.41)
DPB (mm Hg) 0.83(−4.83-6.49) −0.04(2.40-2.31) −4.50(−16-7.08) 1.43(−2.93-5.80)
HRr (B/min) −3.75(−9.86-2.36) −4.5(−8.45-(−0.54)* −2.16(−5.80-1.47) 1.04(−2.64-4.72)
HRmax (B/min) −0.58(−1.86-0.70) −0.09(−0.32-0.142) −0.42(−1.23-0.40) −1.78(−4.62-1.05)
HRfinal (B/min) 4(−1.92-9.92) 1.72(−4.75-8.21) 1(−6.01-8.01) 3.82(−4.09-11.74)
RPE 0.83(−0.13-1.80) 0.91(0.22-1.59)** 0.22(−0.60-1.05) 0.39(−0.29-1.07)
FVC (L) 0.82(0.33-1.31) 0.38(−0.09-0.85) 0.73(0.18-1.27)** 0.10(−0.06-0.27)
FEV1 (L) 0.06(−0.38-0.51) −0.02(−0.24-0.19) 0.11(−0.03-0.26) −0.07(−0.23-0.08)
FEV1/FVC (%) 17.47(−28.01-(−6.95) −1.22(−11.30-8.85) −10.45(−18.6-(−2.23)** 5.17(−11.45-1.11)
EQ-5D (0–1) −0.24(−0.43-0.043)* 0.065(−0.166-0.03) 0.02(−0.18-0.23) 0.14(−0.30-0.01)
Physical role (0–100) 0(−7.27-7.27) 3.43(−1.14-8.01) 1.16(−5.12-8.34) 4.29(−0.619-9.21)
Social (0–100) 10.09(−8.45-28.65) 1.12(−12.58-14.81) 10.09(−8.45-28.65) 8.07(−21.81-5.65)
Body Pain (0–100) 7.64(−0.46-15.75)* 8.33(0.95-15.72)* 5.09(−4.26-14.45) 5.09(−4.26-14.45)
General Health (0–100) 1.23(−2.69-5.16) 0.43(−3.18-2.32) 3.50(−7.58-0.58) 0.95(−3.29-1.37)
Vitality(0–100) 8.51(−1.67-18.70) 0(−5.11-5.11) 2.87(−5.15-10.90) 2.68(−5.32-10.69)
Mental(0–100) 2.03(−9.17-13.23) 3.04(−15.42-9.32) 1.74(−10.31-13.79) 6.70(−3.03-16.44)
  1. **p = 0.01.
  2. CI: confidence interval.
  3. SPB: systolic blood pressure.
  4. RPE: rate perceived effort.
  5. *p = 0.05.
  6. HRr: heart rate on resting.
  7. HRf: heart rate at the end.
  8. HRmax: maximum heart rate.
  9. B/min: beats per minute.
  10. %: percentage.
  11. FEV1: forced expiratory volume.
  12. FEV1/FVC: Tiffenau index.
  13. FVC: forced vital capacity.
  14. L: liter.