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Table 1 Outcome variables and measuring instruments/procedures

From: Study protocol: a randomised controlled trial of supervised resistance training versus aerobic training in Sri Lankan adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus: SL-DART study

Outcome variable Measuring instrument/procedure
Anthropometry: Height, weight, body circumferences (waist, hip, mid-arm, mid-thigh) ∙ISAK guidelines.
∙Stadiometer, electronic weighing scale and measuring tape (SECA, Germany)
Body fat % ∙Seven site skin fold measures by ISAK and ACSM guidelines.
∙Harpenden skin fold caliper.
Total and regional body composition ∙Dual energy X- ray absorptiometry (DXA) full body scan. Hologic Discovery W, DXA system.
Cardiovascular endurance/Fitness ∙6 min walk test (6MWT).
∙Queens College/McArdle Step test.
∙Exercise Electrocardiogram (ECG).
Muscle strength ∙ACSM guidelines.
∙One repetition maximum (1RM) testing with machine and free weights (Precor, USA).
Blood pressure OMRON digital blood pressure monitor (Japan).
Heart rate Polar heart rate monitors.
Biochemical parameters: Glycemic control (HbA1c FBS, Fasting insulin), lipid level, liver enzymes, HsCRP. Venous blood samples with overnight fast tested in tertiary care independent laboratory.
Quality of life SF-36 quality-of-life outcomes questionnaire. Self-administered.
Liking and wanting for different types of food Computer-based behavioral procedure Leeds Food Preference Questionnaire (LFPQ).Self-administered.