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Table 2 Effect of 9 weeks on aerobic fitness and functional capacities in different groups

From: Effect of 9 weeks continuous vs. interval aerobic training on plasma BDNF levels, aerobic fitness, cognitive capacity and quality of life among seniors with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease: a randomized controlled trial

CharacteristicCAT group, n = 14IAT group, n = 17Control group, n = 21
Pre - TrainingPost - TrainingPre - TrainingPost - TrainingPre - InterventionPost - Intervention
METs4.2 (3.2–4.9)4.8 (4.2–5.9)*a4.4 (3.9–4.9)5.4 (4.3–6.1)*b3.4 (2.9–4.2)3.9 (2.8–4.5)a,b
Maximal tolerated Power (watts)52 (42–60)68 (65–79)*a50 (50–66)70 (60–80)*b40 (35–70)50 (35–70)a,b
Distance 6MWT (meters)470 (402–494)492 (465–526)*430 (370–460)461 (420–530)*420 (360–450)380 (320–475)
  1. Median and rang are provided unless otherwise indicated, *: intra group difference (p < 0.05). a: between group difference (p < 0.05), b: between group difference (p < 0.05). Abbreviations: MET = Metabolic equivalent task; 6MWT = 6 Minutes’ Walk Test