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Table 3 Mean difference in parameters between baseline and follow-up

From: A feasibility study of an exercise intervention to educate and promote health and well-being among medical students: the ‘MED-WELL’ programme

MeasurementBaseline mean ± SDFollow-up mean ± SDP value
During the last 7 days, on how many days were you physically active at a moderatea or vigorousb intensity for a total of at least 30 min per day?3.46 (± 1.8358)3.70 (± 1.575)0.178
On a typical or usual week, on how many days were you physically active at a moderatea or vigorousb intensity for a total of at least 30 min per day?3.73 (± 1.6552)4.00 (± 1.534)0.021
On a scale of 1–4, how important do you perceive exercise as a treatment modality for many common chronic conditions (e.g. Diabetes, Osteoarthritis, COPD?)3.65 (± 0.538)3.81 (± 0.493)0.062
On a scale of 1–4, how important do you perceive exercise as a modality to improve your personal health and well-being to improve your personal health and well-being and help prevention of chronic disease?3.91 (± 0.284)3.83 (± 0.419)0.109
EQ-VAS72.32 (± 13.404)74.84 (± 12.532)0.071
WHO-5 Well-Being Index63.18 (± 15.197)67.47 (±12.438)0.015
Sleep Pattern3.06 (± 0.879)3.47 (± 0.985)0.000
Concentration in Tutorials, Study and Lectures3.43 (± 0.816)3.60 (±0.736)0.077
Loneliness Scale4.09 (± 1.411)3.64 (± 1.150)0.003
Social Support Measure14.67 (± 4.841)14.90 (± 4.430)0.696
  1. aModerate intensity PA: the effort makes you warmer and your heart rate and breathing will be faster than normal. You may also sweat a little but will still be able to carry on a conversation
  2. bVigorous intensity PA: the effort makes your heart beat much faster and you have to breathe deeper and faster than normal. You will probably sweat.