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Table 3 Characterization of measuring instruments, parameters and outcomes in the 14 included RCT’s

From: Effects of media-assisted therapeutic approaches on physical activity of obese adults: a systematic review

StudyMeasuring instrument(s)Parametertime-effect (PA)time*group-effect (PA)
IG 1IG 2CG
Cussler et al. (2008) [21]Seven-Day Physical Activity Recall Interviewkcal/dayn.e.no
Donnelly et al. (2013) [26]Self-reportPA min./week
Steps/week

n.e.
n.e.

no
no
AccelerometerCounts/dayn.e.no
Huber et al. (2015) [24]IPAQtotal METs/weekn.e.no
Hunter et al. (2008) [25]IPAQtotal METs/weekn.e.no
Kim et al. (2015) [31]IPAQ-SFtotal METs/week↑*n.e.no
Markham Risica et al. (2013) [22]Godin Leisure-Time Exercise questionnaireTotal Leisure Activity Scoren.e.no
McConnon et al. (2007) [32]Beacke physical activity QuestionnaireScoren.d.n.e.n.d.no
Morgan et al. (2013) [33]Pedometersteps/day↑*↑*yes*/yes*
Pellegrini et al. (2011) [34]Paffenbarger Physical Activity Questionnaire,kcal/week↑*↑*↑*no/no
Rogers et al. (2016) [35]Paffenbarger Physical Activity Questionnairkcal/weekno/no
Routsalainen et al. (2015) [36]Physical Activity Questionnaire (WHO)days out of past 7 at least 60 min. of MVPAno/no
AccelerometerMVPA min/dayno/no
Ströbl et al. (2013) [37]Freiburg Questionnaire for Physical Activityh/week
kcal/week
↑*
↑*
n.e.
n.e.
↑*
yes
yes
Van Wier et al. (2009) [38]SQUASHTotal PA (IQR) METmin./weekyes/no
Winett et al. (2007) [39]Pedometersteps/dayno/yes
  1. IG Intervention Group, CG Control Group, PA Physical Activity, ↑ improvement, ↓ deterioration, − no change, * significant, n.e. not existing, n.d. no details