Table 2. The physical dose of structured exercise intervention. Data is shown as mean (standard deviation).
Determinants of physical activity Resistance training group Nordic walking group
Excluded
(n = 28)
Included
(n = 8)
Excluded
(n = 32)
Included
(n = 7)
Adherence (%) 65(24) 78 (15) 65 (18) 65 (30)
Absolute intensity (MET) 3.3 (.5) 2.8 (.3)* 5.9 (.4) 5.2 (1.5)
Relative intensity (%) 43.3 (11.1) 35.8 (6.4) 71.8 (14.0) 67.0 (24.5)
Volume (METh·wk-1) 10.5(1.7) 6.8 (1.8)* 15.5 (2.9) 12.3 (6.3)
MET = metabolic equivalent of task; METh = MET-hours; Relative intensity = percentage of absolute intensity from the individual VO2peak expressed in MET-values.
*p-value < 0.050 compared to the excluded in the particular group.
†p-value < 0.050 compared to the included resistance training group.