Table 2

Exercise programme characteristics*

VariableS/G/P Embedded Image ± SDMdnRange
Length (weeks)57/73/166314.1±6.2126–36
Frequency (days/week)56/72/16553.3±1.131–7
Duration (min/session)53/55/125142±21406–90
Compliance (%)19/25/58081.9±18.88742–100
Minutes per week†37/46/1092132.6±73.212518–360
Minutes per week (adj)†16/18/568133.1.±74.212439–360
  • *Descriptive data for exercise characteristics calculated based on number of groups (G).

  • †Limited to aerobic exercise; minutes per week of exercise, calculated as frequency per week × duration per session in minutes; minutes per week (adj) of exercise, calculated as frequency per week × duration per session in minutes × compliance, defined as the percentage of exercise sessions attended.

  • Mdn, median; S/G/P (#), number of studies/groups/participants; X̄ ± SD, mean ± standard deviation.