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Table 1 Test values (median and (min-max)) of the participants at baseline (n = 142), follow up (n = 128) and difference within groups and between groups

From: A 10-week judo-based exercise programme improves physical functions such as balance, strength and falling techniques in working age adults

Outcomes Controls Exercise
  Baseline n = 63 Follow-up n = 59 Baseline n = 79 Follow-up n = 69
Activity level Summer (1–6) 4 (1–6) 4 (1–6) 4 (2–6) 4 (3–6) *
Activity level Winter (1–6) 4 (1–6) 4 (1–6) 4 (2–6) 4 (2–6)
Activity level Workplace (1–6) 3 (1–6) 3.5 (1–6) 3 (1–6) 4 (1–6) **
FES-S-W (0–190) 175 (106–190) 176 (37–190) 179.5 (87–190) 181 (128–190) *#
SPPBW-W (0–32) 21.5 (12–30) 22 (10–30) 23 (9–30) 26 (12–31) **#
Mini-BEST-W (0–40) 31 (17–37) 30 (20–39) * 31 (14–36) 33 (24–37) **##
Falling techniques backwards (0–4) 1 (1–4) 1 (1–4) 1 (0–4) 4 (1–4) **##
Falling techniques forwards (0–4) 1 (1–3) 1 (1–3) 1 (1–3) 3 (1–4) **##
  1. Note. FES-S-W = Falls Efficacy Scale- Swedish version-Working age, SPPB-W = Short Physical Performance Battery-Working age, MiniBEST-W = Mini-BESTest- Working age, n = numbers
  2. * indicates a significant difference within group (* p < 0.05, ** p < 0.001)
  3. # indicates a significant difference between groups (# p < 0.05, ## p < 0.001)