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Table 1 Adherence to prescribed physical activity, descriptive analysis: percentage of patients who reported adherence, part adherence, and non-adherence to PARs after 3 and 12 months

From: Factors associated with patients self-reported adherence to prescribed physical activity in routine primary health care

  3-month follow-up 12-month follow-up
  n Adhered (%) Partly adhered (%) Non-adhered (%) p-value n Adhered (%) Partly adhered (%) Non-adhered (%) p-value
Total 2611 56 18 26   1846 50 21 30  
Sex      0.467      0.812
Female 1740 57 17 26   1223 49 21 29  
Male 871 55 19 26   623 50 20 30  
Age (groups)      0.218      0.037
18-29 117 48 20 33   76 40 18 42  
30-44 545 53 19 28   383 44 25 31  
45-64 1337 58 18 25   938 52 20 28  
> 65 613 58 18 25   450 51 20 29  
Activity level at baseline (7-day recall)      < 0.001      < 0.001
0 days 841 49 14 37   614 40 19 41  
1-2 days 675 59 18 23   505 52 20 28  
3-4 days 336 67 20 13   240 58 21 21  
5-7 days 475 60 21 19   320 57 26 17  
Activity type      < 0.001      < 0.001
Home-based activity 940 71 10 20   710 62 11 27  
Facility-based activity 1206 44 25 32   828 35 31 34  
Combination of home-based and facility-based activity 442 61 17 22   301 58 18 24  
Referral practitioner      < 0.001      < 0.001
Physician 974 51 21 28   737 46 25 29  
Nurse 807 61 12 27   573 55 13 31  
Physiotherapist 380 56 23 21   268 42 27 31  
Other 395 63 18 20   268 54 19 28  
Reasons for prescription      0.005      < 0.001
Sedentary 133 54 15 31   100 44 17 39  
Musculoskeletal 552 53 21 26   359 42 32 26  
Overweight 285 53 19 28   180 41 25 34  
Diabetes 195 68 14 18   196 57 17 27  
High blood pressure 187 64 15 21   141 64 11 26  
Cholesterol 20 55 15 30   18 67 28 6  
Mental ill health 102 53 24 24   63 43 22 35  
Other PAR reasons 63 57 24 19   43 61 19 21  
Combination of reasons/diagnosis 981 55 17 28   747 51 18 32