Table 2

Differences between baseline and follow-up health measures

VariablesBaseline mean (SD)Postexercise mean (SD)Difference* (95% CIs)Paired t (significance)
SBP†136.6 (15.5)133.6 (13.3)−3.0 (−14.6 to 8.6)−0.61 (0.56)
DBP†83.6 (9.4)80.8 (7.4)−2.9 (−7.2 to 1.4)−1.59 (0.16)
MAP†101.3 (9.5)98.4 (6.8)−2.9 (−7.4 to 1.5)−1.56 (0.16)
Heart rate†85.8 (10.5)82.1 (14.9)−3.6 (−13.9 to 6.7)−0.83 (0.43)
METs†12.4 (2.4)12.5 (3.5)0.1 (−2.6 to 2.7)0.05 (0.96)
EQ-5D-3L index‡0.8 (0.2)0.8 (0.2)−0.0 (−0.1 to 0.0)−0.65 (0.53)
EQ-5D-3L VAS‡65.0 (25.2)73.8 (19.3)8.8 (−6.5 to 24.0)1.27 (0.23)
  • *Negative indicates reduction in value at follow-up.

  • †N=8 pairs.

  • ‡N=12 pairs.

  • DBP, diastolic blood pressure; EQ-5D-3L index and EQ-5D-3L VAS, EQ-5D-3L quality of life index and visual analogue scale scores, respectively; MAP, mean arterial pressure; METs, metabolic equivalents; SBP, systolic blood pressure.