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Table 2 Patients’ characteristics and types of HIIT exercises

From: Feasibility and safety of high-intensity interval training for the rehabilitation of geriatric inpatients (HIITERGY) a pilot randomized study

 All pts (n = 100)HIIT (n = 50)MICT (n = 50)
Women, n (%)65 (65%)34 (68%)31 (62%)
Age (y), mean ± SD85 ± 785 ± 784 ± 7
Age (y), min - max67–10267–10270–101
BMI (kg/m2), mean ± SD25 ± 625 ± 525 ± 6
Heart rate (/min), mean ± SD73 ± 1173 ± 1073 ± 11
Systolic BP (mmHg), mean ± SD135 ± 16138 ± 14133 ± 17
Diastolic BP (mmHg), mean ± SD68 ± 1369 ± 1468 ± 12
Main problem at inclusion visit, n (%)
 Cardiopulmonary problem11 (11%)6 (12%)5 (10%)
 Deconditioning14 (14%)7 (14%)7 (14%)
 Gait impairment/falls53 (53%)27 (54%)26 (52%)
 Neurological problem6 (6%)4 (8%)2 (4%)
 Other16 (16%)6 (12%)10 (20%)
Sessions
 Scheduled464200264
 Not participated in7025 (13%)45 (17%)
  Early hospital discharge361719
  Early hospital transfer10010
  Competing consultation/exam936
  Home visit220
  Session cancelled by staff220
  Acute gastroenteritis110
  Exclusion due to complications or contra-indications505
  Patient transport issues202
  Family meeting202
  Fall101
 Participated in394175 (88%)219 (83%)
  Completed320157 (90%)163 (74%)
  Not completed7418 (10%)56 (26%)
   Patient refusal491633
   Patient unavailability422
   Knee pain606
   Incapacity to understand instructions505
    < 50% of session completed707
   Exclusion due to suspected sacral fracture202
   Dizziness and malaise101
Type of HIIT exercise (157 completed sessions)
 A 147 (94%) 
  pedal exerciser 79 (54%) 
  NuStep 47 (32%) 
  cycle ergometer 21 (14%) 
 B 5 (3%) 
 C 4 (3%) 
 D 1 (1%) 
  1. HIIT High-intensity interval training, MICT Moderate-intensity continuous training, SD standard deviation