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Table 2 Change of physical activity and fitness over four years

From: Long-time follow up of physical activity level among older adults with rheumatoid arthritis

  Exercise group (n = 24)   Control group (n = 23)   
Baseline 4 years Δ 4 years-baseline Within p Baseline 4 years Δ 4 years-baseline Within p Between groups, p
LTPAI, total 6.3 (6.1) 9.9 (7) 3.7 (7.1) 0.004 7 (4.4) 8.1 (4.5) 1.1 (6.1) 0.241 0.245
4 (0;28) 8 (2;28) 3 (−15;27)   6 (0;19) 7 (2;20) 2 (−10;12)   
TUG, sec 7.6 (1.6) 8.2 (3.8) 0.6 (2.9) 0.758 8.2 (1.9) 8.1 (2.4) −0.1 (1.8) 0.484 0.809
7.1 (5;10.5) 7.2 (5;21,4) −0.2 (−2.1;11.4)   7.6 (5.5;13) 7.3 (5.4;12.5) −0.25 (−4,5;3.1)   
STS, n 22.5 (4.1) 22.7 (8.8) 0.5 (6.9) 0.229 21.2 (5.2) 21.7 (7) 0.1 (6) 0.675 0.750
23 (15;30) 23 (0;42) 2 (−21;13)   21 (9;30) 23.5 (8,32) 0.5 (−15;9)   
Endurance, 11.3 (6.2) 6.3 (2.3) −4.9 (6.8) 0.002 8.6 (4.3) 7.2 (6.1) −1.4 (6.6) 0.056 0.191
min 9.5 (4;25) 6 (3;12) −2 (−20;6)   6 (4;20) 5 (3;32) −1.5(−15;21)   
  1. Values are presented as mean (SD) and median (min;max). Significant p-values are shown i bold. LTPAI Leisure time physical activity Index, TUG Timed up and go, STS Sit to stands test. Missing Δ values: Exercise group: TUG (n = 1), STS (n = 2), Endurance (n = 2). Controll group: STS (n = 1), Endurance (n = 1)
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