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Table 2 Functional Outcomes

From: Peer-led exercise program for ageing adults to improve physical functions - a randomized trial

  Control (n = 29) Intervention (n = 30)
Pre Post Pre Post
Chair stand (reps/30s) 13.6 ± 2.7 14.1 ± 3.5 14.1 ± 2.6 17.9 ± 4.4*Γ
Arm curl test (reps/30s) 17.3 ± 4.1 17.4 ± 3.5 20.1 ± 5.1Γ 23.9 ± 4.9*Γ
Handgrip strength (kg) 51.4 ± 15.5 50.1 ± 17.6 51.8 ± 14.9 55.3 ± 15.4*
Back scratch test (cm) − 5.2 ± 9.7 −4.7 ± 9.9 −7.5 ± 9.9 − 5.7 ± 9.9
Timed up and go (s) 5.3 ± 0.99 4.9 ± 1.1* 5.3 ± 1.2 4.7 ± 0.9 *
6-min walk test (m) 507 ± 90.3 504 ± 79.7 476 ± 94.3 539 ± 82.5*Γ
Balance (eyes opened) (s) 27.9 ± 16.4 29.7 ± 15.6 26.7 ± 14.4 34.7 ± 13.4*Γ
Balance (eyes closed) (s) 4.9 ± 3.2 4.4 ± 2.9 5.0 ± 3.4 5.3 ± 3.5
  1. Data are presented as average ± SD *significant pre-post changes within groups (p < 0.05)
  2. Γ significant difference in change between intervention and control groups (p < 0.05)
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