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Table 2 Comparisons between values measured before intervention and those measured 3 months later and 12 months later

From: Long-term effects of low-intensity training with slow movement on motor function of elderly patients: a prospective observational study

  Baseline
Mean ± SD
3 months
Mean ± SD
12 months
Mean ± SD
P value
LST group (n = 65)
 Body weight (kg) 54.7 ± 10.4 54.4 ± 10.6 55.2 ± 11.1 0.0225
 Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 131.2 ± 18.2 122.7 ± 17.5 125.8 ± 14.3 0.0008
 Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 67.6 ± 10.7 63.9 ± 10.8 66.7 ± 10.7 0.0236
 Timed Up & Go test (s) 12.2 ± 5.7 11.6 ± 5.6 12.2 ± 7.8 0.3351
 One leg balance with an open eye (s) 11.4 ± 13.1 12.8 ± 14.2 13.4 ± 15.2 0.2124
 CS-30 test (counts/30 s) 23.1 ± 7.8 25.1 ± 7.8 27.4 ± 9.2 < .0001
MT group (n = 31)
 Body weight (kg) 57.3 ± 11.3 57.8 ± 11.4 57.7 ± 11.1 0.6426
 Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 129.9 ± 21.0 130.0 ± 21.6 123.5 ± 18.0 0.0273
 Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 68.6 ± 10.7 69.8 ± 12.4 66.3 ± 9.7 0.1211
 Timed Up & Go test (s) 14.7 ± 6.4 13.7 ± 5.7 14.3 ± 9.5 0.5564
 One leg balance with an open eye (s) 16.5 ± 21.6 15.0 ± 21.0 10.3 ± 15.2 0.2191
 CS-30 test (counts/30 s) 17.4 ± 7.3 18.3 ± 7.6 22.0 ± 9.1 < .0001
  1. Data are presented as the mean ± standard deviation and mean change
  2. One-way repeated measures ANOVA were used to compare values measured before the intervention and those measured at 3 months and 12 months
  3. P < 0.05. P < 5% was considered significant in both groups
  4. LST low-stress training (low-intensity exercise with slow movement and tonic force generation), MT machine training