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Table 2 Ratings of the statement and informational resource (i.e., “the toolkit”) obtained from health care providers and older adults

From: Formulation of evidence-based messages to promote the use of physical activity to prevent and manage Alzheimer’s disease

  Health care providers
  n M (SD) Range of responses
In your opinion, is the toolkit appropriate for all community-dwelling individuals with Alzheimer’s disease? 5 4.40 (.55) 4–5
In your opinion, does the toolkit provide useful information for people with Alzheimer’s disease? 5 4.80 (.45) 4–5
In your opinion, does the toolkit provide useful information for health care practitioners? 5 4.40 (.55) 4–5
How confident are you that a client with Alzheimer’s disease could engage in enough physical activity each week to meet the current physical activity guidelines? 5 3.00 (.71) 2–4
If given the opportunity, would you use this statement to recommend physical activity in your practice? 5 4.00 (.71) 3–5
  Older adults Caregivers
  n M (SD) Range of responses n M (SD) Range of responses
Does the statement provide useful information for older adults? 15 4.47 (.52) 4–5 5 4.20 (.45) 4–5
Does the statement provide useful information for families and caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease? 15 4.47 (.52) 4–5 5 4.20 (.45) 4–5
Is the statement clear regarding the benefits of physical activity? 15 4.40 (.63) 3–5 5 4.20 (.45) 4–5
In your opinion, is the toolkit appropriate for older adults with Alzheimer’s disease or those who want to prevent Alzheimer’s disease? 14 4.21 (.58) 3–5 5 4.20 (.45) 4–5
In your opinion, does the toolkit provide useful information for people with Alzheimer’s disease or those who want to prevent Alzheimer’s disease? 14 4.14 (.53) 3–5 5 3.80 (.87) 3–5
In your opinion, does the toolkit provide appropriate information to help older adults become more physically active? 14 4.21 (.43) 4–5 5 4.00 (.00) 4–4
In your opinion, does the toolkit provide clear information on the benefits of physical activity for preventing Alzheimer’s disease? 15 4.00 (.65) 3–5 5 4.00 (.00) 4–4
In your opinion, does the toolkit provide clear information on the benefits of physical activity for managing Alzheimer’s disease? 15 3.93 (.59) 3–5 5 4.20 (.45) 4–5
  1. Note. All responses were made on a scale ranging from 1 to 5, with higher scores indicating more favourable ratings