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Table 3 Short- and long-term intervention effects on self-reported physical activity and sitting time

From: Short- and long-term effectiveness of a three-month individualized need-supportive physical activity counseling intervention at the workplace

  Intervention group Reference group Short-term
intervention effect
Long-term
intervention effect
  Baseline Post
(3 months)
Follow-up
(9 months)
Baseline Post
(3 months)
Follow-up
(9 months)
Main effect
of time
2x2 interactiona ES Main effect
of time
3x2 interactionb ES
  Mean (SE) Mean (SE) Mean (SE) Mean (SE) Mean (SE) Mean (SE) F F d F F d
Sitting weekc 551.1 (0.0) 477.9 (11.6) 508.0 (12.4) 551.1 (0.0) 513.9 (25.9) 504.5 (12.4) 15.327*** 1.549 0.19 8.461*** 1.251 0.17
Sitting weekend 349.7 (10.1) 305.4 (10.9) 340.2 (12.6) 299.7 (22.0) 330.3 (22.1) 316.3 (24.8) 0.286 8.131** 0.44 0.423 4.469* 0.32
Walkingd 111.2 (0.0) 127.6 (10.2) 97.3 (11.3) 111.2 (0.0) 77.7 (22.7) 50.5 (24.3) 0.349 3.540 0.29 4.776** 2.205 0.23
Moderate PA 43.2 (4.3) 80.7 (5.8) 58.9 (5.5) 47.5 (9.4) 64.1 (12.0) 48.3 (10.5) 13.790*** 2.020 0.22 6.940** 1.130 0.16
Vigorous PA 25.8 (2.8) 69.5 (5.8) 46.1 (4.7) 30.8 (6.1) 55.7 (12.0) 55.3 (9.0) 26.983*** 2.056 0.22 17.384*** 1.430 0.18
Total PA 194.8 (14.1) 280.6 (12.7) 205.9 (11.1) 242.3 (31.5) 254.9 (26.5) 207.6 (21.4) 7.873** 3.729 0.29 7.522** 1.943 0.21
  1. PA and sitting time are expressed as minutes per day
  2. PA Physical activity, SE Standard error, ES Effect size
  3. *p < .05, **p < .01, ***p < .001
  4. a2(time) x 2(group) interaction effect; b3(time) x 2(group) interaction effect; cadjusted for baseline weekday sitting; dadjusted for baseline walking