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Table 1 Schedule of enrolment, interventions, and assessments

From: Active elderly and health—can moderate exercise improve health and wellbeing in older adults? Protocol for a randomized controlled trial

  Study period
Time point tx t0   12 weeks t1 t2 t3
  Enrollment Baseline Allocation Treatment Post-testing 24 week F-U 48 week F-U
 Eligibility screen X       
 Informed consent X       
 Allocation    X     
 Physical activity     --------→    
 Recreational activity     --------→    
 Adverse events monitoring     --------→    
 Medical assessment X     X   
 Anthropometric measurement X     X   
 Demography X       
 SF-12   X    X X X
 BSRS   X    X X X
 IPAQ   X     X X
 PHQ-9   X    X X X
 SIP-RS   X    X X X
 NPRS   X    X X X
Cognitive testing        
 ACE   X    X X X
Physiological testing        
 STS   X    X   
 TUG   X    X   
Laboratory tests        
 Glycaemia   X    X   
 Total and HDL cholesterol   X    X   
Triglycerides   X    X   
 Melatonin   X    X   
 IGF-1   X    X   
 ESR   X    X   
 CRP   X    X   
 IgG, IgA, IgM   X    X   
 PHA test   X    X   
 T-helper Th1, Th2, Th17   X    X   
  1. Abbreviations: ACE, Addenbrooke’s Cognitive Examination; BSRS, Brief Social Rhythms Scale; CRP, C-reactive protein; ESR, erythrocyte sedimentation rate; Ig, immunoglobulin; HDL, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol; IGF-1, insulin-like growth factor-1; IPAQ, International Physical Activity Questionnaire; NNT, number needed to treat; NPRS, Numeric Pain Rating Scale; PHA, phytohemagglutinin; PHQ-9, Patient Health Questionnaire-9 items; SF-12, Short Form Health Survey 12 items; SIP-RS, Sickness Impact Profile-Roland Scale; STS, sit-to-stand; T, thymus; TUG, Timed-Up-and-Go. All items can be found in the protocol