Table 1

Summary of outcome measures

Outcome variablesMeasuring instrument
Primary outcome
 Physical activity: step countsNL-1000 pedometer with step counts recorded in a logbook
Secondary outcomes
 Self-report physical activityThe Physical Activity Scale for the Elderly
 Self-report sitting behavioursGardiner Sedentary Behaviour Scale
 General health and functioning12 item Short Form Survey
 Quality of lifeDartmouth COOP Functional Assessment Charts
 Mental healthThe Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale and Loneliness Scale
 Feelings of energySubjective Vitality Scale
  • Note: Assessments for all outcomes will be taken at baseline, end of intervention (16 weeks) and a 6-month follow-up.