Table 7

Paired-samples t test comparing absolute values for VO2, MAP and TC at baseline, and 48 weeks for each treatment in high-fit participants

Change over baseline95% CI
TreatmentMSDLowerUpperSignificant
VO2
 CON−1.55.7−3.70.70.188
 FREE−2.05.6−3.9−0.10.037*
 PAC−3.26.4−6.0−0.30.031*
 STRUC−1.96.4−4.10.50.113
MAP
 CON0.37.3−2.22.90.792
 FREE1.96.6−0.13.90.065
 PAC1.55.8−0.73.70.183
 STRUC1.38.0−1.23.90.288
CHOL
 CON−0.20.5−0.40.00.014*
 FREE0.10.5−0.10.20.313
 PAC0.00.6−0.20.30.820
 STRUC0.00.5−0.10.20.880
  • *Statistically significant difference between treatment groups where α was set at 0.05.

  • CHOL, cholesterol; CONT, control condition; FREE, unstructured gym exercise; MAP, mean arterial pressure; PAC, physical activity counseling; STRUC, structured gym exercise programme; TC, total cholesterol.