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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

CharacteristicsAssessment periodTime difference
β (95% CIa)b
Group difference
β (95% CI)b
Group-by-time interaction
β (95% CI)b
 BaselineFollow-UpRef.: BaselineRef.: ControlRef.: Control*Baseline
Shuttle run (sec)Mean (SDc)Mean (SD)   
Intervention11.5 (2.3)9.6 (1.4)−1.07 (− 1.35; − 0.79)0.26 (− 0.23; 0.75)− 0.21 (− 0.56; 0.13)
Control11.4 (2.5)9.5 (1.3)   
Standing long jump (cm)
 Intervention72.7 (21.8)93.3 (18.4)12.39 (10.01; 14.77)−1.35 (−5.57; 2.87)3.08 (0.09; 6.07)
 Control74.2 (23.8)91.8 (20.6)   
Lateral jumping (jumps)
 Intervention15.3 (7.5)22.1 (7.7)5.30 (4.36; 6.23)−0.29 (−1.44; 0.85)−0.30 (− 1.44; 0.85)
 Control15.5 (6.7)22.7 (9.0)   
One leg stand (contacts)
 Intervention10.8 (6.2)6.0 (5.5)−2.88 (−3.78; −1.99)0.56 (−0.55; 1.66)−0.55 (− 1.63; 0.52)
 Control10.7 (6.9)5.8 (5.4)   
Sit-and-Reach (cm)
 Intervention2.9 (4.2)2.9 (4.3)0.31 (−0.20; 0.83)−0.31 (−1.11; 0.50)−0.18 (− 0.82; 0.47)
 Control3.2 (3.9)3.3 (4.7)   
Screen time (hours/week)
 Intervention8 (5.7)9 (6.1)0.49 (−0.15; 1.13)−0.17 (−1.17; 0.83)0.45 (− 0.34; 1.25)
 Control8 (5.7)9 (6.0)   
Physical activity (min/day)
 Intervention187 (80.2)172 (74.5)−12.60 (−23.95; − 1.25)9.22 (− 10.54; 28.98)−0.33 (− 14.46; 13.80)
 Control173 (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