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Table 3 Absolute and Relative Changes in Sedentary Behaviour, Physical Activity, and Behavioural Responses

From: Dancing in time: feasibility and acceptability of a contemporary dance programme to modify risk factors for falling in community dwelling older adults

  Increase N (%) No Change N (%) Decrease N (%)
Sedentary Behaviour
 Sitting time weekday (IPAQ) (mins/week) 1 (4.5%) 14 (63.7%) 7 (31.8%)
 Sitting time weekend (IPAQ) (mins/week) 3 (13.6%) 13 (59.1%) 6 (22.3%)
 Total sitting time (IPAQ) (mins/week) 2 (9.1%) 11 (50%) 9 (40.9%)
Physical Activity  
 Walking (IPAQ) (mins/week) 10 (45.5%) 9 (40.9%) 3 (13.6%)
 Moderate physical activity (IPAQ) (mins/week) 13 (59.1%) 5 (22.7%) 4 (18.2%)
 Vigorous physical activity (IPAQ)(mins/week) 4 (18.2%) 18 (81.8%) 0 (0%)
Behavioural Responses   
 Timed Up and Go (seconds) 0 (0%) 3 (16.6%) 14 (82.4%)
 Geriatric Depression Scale 2 (10.5%) 11 (57.9%) 6 (31.6%)
 Falls Efficacy Scale 1 (5%) 6 (30%) 13 (65%)
  1. Note: All sedentary behaviours and behavioural responses, a decrease denotes an improvement on this measure, for all physical activity measures an increase denotes an improvement