Table 3

Method of analysis for primary and secondary outcomes of research objective 1

VariableHypothesisOutcome measureMethod of analysis
Primary:
Physical Activity Level
Participants in the EXSM or SM only intervention groups will have higher levels of physical activity at all follow-up time points compared with controls.Godin Leisure Time Exercise Questionnaire
Number of steps per day as measured using the Fitbit Inspire
An ANCOVA will be used to determine within and between group differences for the effectiveness of outcomes between the three groups. Covariates will include age and stage of disease.
Sub-group analysis will occur by adding an interaction between the subgroup variable (age and SES) and treatment variable.
Secondary:
Quality of Life,
Participants in the EXSM or SM only intervention groups will have higher levels of quality of life, aerobic capacity, muscle strength, patient engagement, and decreased use of healthcare services at all follow-up time points compared with controlsFACT-B
Exercise Intention,TPB Questionnaire
Health StatusEQ-5D-3L
Aerobic Capacity,6MWT
Muscle Strength,Manual muscle dynamometry
Patient Engagement,Patient Health Engagement Scale
Cardiovascular OutcomesResting blood pressure and heart rate