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Table 2 Participant characteristics

From: Maintaining physical activity following myocardial infarction: a qualitative study

Gender Age at MI
(years)
Time since MI
(months)
Region of UK
(location of treatment and follow-up)
CR attendance Work status PA level pre-MI
(see guide below)
PA level post-MI
(see guide below)
M 61 7 South West Y Part-time 2 3
F 42 37 West Midlands Y Part-time 3 4
M 60 8 Greater London N Retired 5 4
M 60 122* South East N Retired 4 4
F 61 18 North East Y Retired 2 3
M 63 5 Scotland Y Full-time 3 3
F 70 7 North West N Retired 2 1
F 58 13 Scotland N Part-time 3 2
M 48 15 East of England N Full-time 4 5
M 66 23 Yorkshire and the Humber Y Retired 4 3
M 63 28 Greater London Y Part-time 2 4
M 69 12 South West Y Retired 3 3
M 41 12 West Midlands Y Full-time 1 3
M 73 74 South West Y Retired 4 3
M 58 82 Greater London Y Retired 3 4
M 56 23 South East Y Full-time 3 3
F 37 12 North East Y Full-time 2 4
M 62 29 Greater London N Full-time 5 5
  1. Physical Activity Guide
  2. 1 = Usually inactive. Minimal daily activity. Spends most of the day sitting down. Would opt to use transport such as a car even for short journeys. May be wheelchair bound
  3. 2 = Low intensity activity on most days e.g. walking at a leisurely pace, light housework. No strenuous activity; rarely has to stop to catch their breath
  4. 3 = Moderate activity such as yoga or swimming 1–2 times per week. Generally active at other times e.g. walks the dog, plays with children/grandchildren. Job may have physical demands e.g. a maintenance worker, delivery driver or carer
  5. 4 = High intensity. PA on 3 or more days a week such as circuits classes, rackets sports, or jogging/running. Consciously active throughout the day with reduced sitting time. May have an active commute such as cycling
  6. 5 = High fitness level. Consistently trains to a high intensity or for prolonged durations. Works to increase fitness goals. Pushes self to complete challenges and events e.g. half marathon or triathlon
  7. M, male; F, female; Y, yes; N, no; CR, cardiac rehabilitation; PA, physical activity
  8. *More than 1 MI