Table 6: Average changes in the walking test results after the end of the program and 3 and 5 years after start of the program (mean (SD)).

Baseline to 12-month follow-up (end of programme)Baseline to 36-month follow-up (3YFU)Baseline to 60-month follow-up (5YFU)

Heart rate at rest (beats/min)
test statistics1
−2.57 (15.75)
Mdn: 0
,
−3.40 (15.35)
Mdn: 0
,
−2.30 (12.05)
Mdn: 0
,
Walking distance (m)
test statistics1
6.92 (82.24)
Mdn: 0
, n.s.
−3.72 (90.12)
Mdn: 0
, n.s.
−3.67 (81.27)
Mdn: 0
, n.s.
Heart rate (beats/min) 2 min after test
test statistics1
−13.49 (20.53)
Mdn: 0
,
−12.11 (20.02)
Mdn: 0
,
−6.90 (15.44)
Mdn: 0
,
Heart rate (beats/min) 10 min after test
test statistics1
−8.87 (15.96)
Mdn: 0
,
−7.80 (15.59)
Mdn: 0
,
−4.54 (11.78)
Mdn: 0
,

Test statistics calculated by Wilcoxon-test.
Mdn: median.
3YFU: 3-year follow-up (36 month/3 years after baseline).
5YFU: 5-year follow-up (60 month/5 years after baseline).