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Table 3 Objectively measured physical activity, self-reported physical activity and psychological variables related to physical activity

From: Towards a physically more active lifestyle based on one’s own values: the results of a randomized controlled trial among physically inactive adults

  FB group Mean (SD) ACT+ FB group Mean (SD)
  Baseline t1 3 month follow-up t2 6 month follow-up t3 Cohendt1 vs. t2 Cohendt1 vs. t3 Baseline t1 3 month follow-up t2 6 month follow-up t3 Cohendt1 vs. t2 Cohendt1 vs. t3
Objectively measured PA min/day           
MVPA 22.8 (12.5) 24.3 (14.9) 26.6 (16.8) 0.12 0.31 26.2 (12.4) 27.4 (14.5) 29.5 (17.6) 0.10 0.27
HEPA 5.8 (6.1) 9.0 (11.8) 10.3 (13.4) 0.47 0.66 6.4 (7.4) 10.1 (9.9) 11.9 (14.0) 0.54 0.81
Self-reported PA min/day 11.6 (11.4) 15.6 (15.7) 18.9 (14.5) 0.30 0.56 15.4 (14.6) 17.4 (14.3) 25.1 (18.0) 0.15 0.74
Adoption self- efficacy 13.7 (2.5) 13.7 (3) 13.9 (3.7) 0 0.08 14.2 (2.7) 14.7 (2.6) 15.3 (3.1) 0.19 0.42
Barriers regarding exercise 11.9 (2.3) 11.7 (2.8) 11.9 (3.1) −0.08 0 11.4 (2.9) 12.8 (2.6) 13.0 (2.8) 0.53 0.61
Action planning 8.8 (3.4) 9.3 (3.7) 9.8 (3.5) 0.16 0.32 8.0 (2.9) 11.2 (3) 11 (2.9) 1.02 0.95
Coping planning 6.2 (2.4) 7.2 (2.7) 7.6 (3.4) 0.43 0.61 5.7 (2.2) 9.5 (3) 9.1 (3.1) 1.65 1.48
PA-AAQ a 41.8 (11.7) 46.5 (13.2) 45.2 (12.7) 0.45 0.32 44.4 (9.2) 52.6 (9.7) 54.5 (9.7) 0.78 0.96
  1. PA, physical activity; MVPA, moderate-to-vigorous intensity physical activity; HEPA, health-enhancing physical activity; PA-AAQ, physical activity acceptance questionnaire.
  2. aPA-AAQ was measured only during the second trial (FB group: n = 27, ACT+FB group: n = 32).