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Table 5 Relationship between motivational profiles and meeting PA recommendations for T2D management over a one-month period (N = 165)

From: Motivational profiles, accelerometer-derived physical activity, and acute diabetes-related symptoms in adults with type 2 diabetes

Motivational profiles   Observance of PA recommendations for adults with T2D χ2 Cramer’s V
Yes No
Self-Determined Observed frequency 30 (41.7%)b 42 (58.3%)a 9.88* .25*
Expected frequency 21.8 50.2   
High Introjected Observed frequency 11 (27.5%)b 29 (72.5%)b   
Expected frequency 12.1 27.9   
Low Motivation Observed frequency 8 (20.5%) b 31 (79.5%)b   
Expected frequency 11.8 27.2   
Non-Self-Determined Observed frequency 1 (7.1%)b 13 (92.9%)a   
Expected frequency 4.2 9.8   
  1. Note. Observing 150 min of MVPA: achieving at least an average of 150 min of MVPA per week. When comparing the “Yes” and “No” column, different letters indicate significant differences between observed and expected frequency in term of observance of PA recommendations (e.g. for the group who is not observing 150 min MVPA/week, the self-determined profile has an observed frequency that is significantly lower than expected and for the group who is observing 150 min MVPA/week, the self-determined profile has an observed frequency that is significantly higher than expected). Bootstrapping procedures with a sample size of 3000 was used following Chernick’s (2007) recommendations
  2. *p < 0.05