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Table 3 Number and percentage of participants achieving recommendations for physical activity and meaningful change in physical function at 3 and 6 months after spine surgery

From: Early postoperative physical activity and function: a descriptive case series study of 53 patients after lumbar spine surgery

Outcome Variable n (%) at 3 months n (%) at 6 months
Physical Activity
 Achieving > 4400 steps/day 12 (23%) 11 (21%)
 Achieving > 6000 steps/day 5 (9%) 6 (11%)
 Achieving > 150 min/week in MVPA 0 0
Physical Function
 Change in ODI > 30% 23 (43%) 33 (62%)
 Change in SF-12 Physical Health > 3.3 36 (68%) 46 (87%)
 Change in TUG > 1.3 s 34 (64%) 33 (62%)
 Change in 10 MW > 0.08 m/s 24 (45%) 34 (64%)
  1. Abbreviations: 10 MW 10-Meter Walk; m/s Meters per second; MVPA Moderate to vigorous physical activity; ODI Oswestry Disability Index; s Seconds; SF-12 12-Item Short-Form Health Survey; TUG Timed Up and Go
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