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Table 5 Intervention effects on motor skills and physical activity

From: Impact of the intervention program “JolinchenKids – fit and healthy in daycare” on energy balance related-behaviors: results of a cluster controlled trial

Characteristics Assessment period Time difference
β (95% CIa)b
Group difference
β (95% CI)b
Group-by-time interaction
β (95% CI)b
  Baseline Follow-Up Ref.: Baseline Ref.: Control Ref.: Control*Baseline
Shuttle run (sec) Mean (SDc) Mean (SD)    
Intervention 11.5 (2.3) 9.6 (1.4) −1.07 (− 1.35; − 0.79) 0.26 (− 0.23; 0.75) − 0.21 (− 0.56; 0.13)
Control 11.4 (2.5) 9.5 (1.3)    
Standing long jump (cm)
 Intervention 72.7 (21.8) 93.3 (18.4) 12.39 (10.01; 14.77) −1.35 (−5.57; 2.87) 3.08 (0.09; 6.07)
 Control 74.2 (23.8) 91.8 (20.6)    
Lateral jumping (jumps)
 Intervention 15.3 (7.5) 22.1 (7.7) 5.30 (4.36; 6.23) −0.29 (−1.44; 0.85) −0.30 (− 1.44; 0.85)
 Control 15.5 (6.7) 22.7 (9.0)    
One leg stand (contacts)
 Intervention 10.8 (6.2) 6.0 (5.5) −2.88 (−3.78; −1.99) 0.56 (−0.55; 1.66) −0.55 (− 1.63; 0.52)
 Control 10.7 (6.9) 5.8 (5.4)    
Sit-and-Reach (cm)
 Intervention 2.9 (4.2) 2.9 (4.3) 0.31 (−0.20; 0.83) −0.31 (−1.11; 0.50) −0.18 (− 0.82; 0.47)
 Control 3.2 (3.9) 3.3 (4.7)    
Screen time (hours/week)
 Intervention 8 (5.7) 9 (6.1) 0.49 (−0.15; 1.13) −0.17 (−1.17; 0.83) 0.45 (− 0.34; 1.25)
 Control 8 (5.7) 9 (6.0)    
Physical activity (min/day)
 Intervention 187 (80.2) 172 (74.5) −12.60 (−23.95; − 1.25) 9.22 (− 10.54; 28.98) −0.33 (− 14.46; 13.80)
 Control 173 (82.1) 161 (77.0)    
  1. Note: a Confidence interval, b All models adjusted for age, gender, migration background and BMI category of the children, education and income of the parents, and urbanity, c standard deviation