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Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2010; 7: 51.
Published online 2010 May 27. doi:  10.1186/1479-5868-7-51
PMCID: PMC2893448

The effect of a pedometer-based community walking intervention "Walking for Wellbeing in the West" on physical activity levels and health outcomes: a 12-week randomized controlled trial

Graham Baker,corresponding author1 Stuart R Gray, Annemarie Wright, Claire Fitzsimons, Myra Nimmo, Ruth Lowry, and Nanette Mutrie, the Scottish Physical Activity Research Collaboration (SPARColl)

Correction

Since publication of our article[1] we have found some imputation errors in the main text and Table Four (Table (Table1)1) and Table Five (Table (Table2)2) corresponding to the 12-week results. The corrections are as follows:

Table 1
Descriptive statistics for age, pedometer step-counts and health related outcomes at baseline and week 12 for intervention and control group.
Table 2
Descriptive statistics for IPAQ variables at baseline and week 12.

In the results section of the manuscript the median differences presented in the text for the Wilcoxon's signed-rank tests in the intervention group should be,

1. Leisure minutes walked: "60" not "100"

2. Weekday sitting: "- 300" not "1200"

3. Weekend sitting: "- 120" not "360"

4. Total sitting: "- 300" not "1680"

In the results section of the manuscript the median difference presented for the Mann Whitney U test at week 12 between groups should be,

1. Total minutes walked: "135" not "57.5"

As a consequence of the amendment to the median leisure minutes walked in the intervention group the following sentence from the discussion should be corrected as follows:

Original Sentence

"The increase observed in the step-count data was supported by the self-reported results of the IPAQ; a significant increase in reported minutes of leisure time walking was found in the intervention group (median increase of 100 minutes per/week)."

Amended Sentence

"The increase observed in the step-count data was supported by the self-reported results of the IPAQ; a significant increase in reported minutes of leisure time walking was found in the intervention group (median increase of 60 minutes per/week)."

References

  • Baker G, Gray SR, Wright A, Fitzsimons C, Nimmo M, Lowry R, Mutrie N. The effect of a pedometer-based community walking intervention "Walking for Wellbeing in the West" on physical activity levels and health outcomes: a 12-week randomized controlled trial. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2008;5:44. [PMC free article] [PubMed]

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