Table 3

Fitness centre engagement

Co-PARS
(n=33)
Usual care
(n=19)
Between centre difference
% engagement* (mean±SD)42±2933±27p=0.267
No of fitness centre visits (per person per month) week 12 to 6 months (Med, IQR)3 (0–14)0 (0–1)p=0.072
% of baseline sample who attended fitness centre at least once beyond 6 months (% of sample, n)39 (13)16 (3)p=0.101
  • *Based on the formula (((n1*0.5)+(n2)+(n3*1.2))/12) * 100; n1=number of weeks in which participant attends once only; n2=number of weeks in which participant attends twice; n3=number of weeks in which participant attends three or more times. *Engagement;.based on a recommended attendance of twice weekly, a formula was used to calculate a percentage for ‘12-week engagement’, which took into account both frequency and consistency of attendance (see the Methods section).

  • Co-PARS, coproduced PA referral scheme.