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Table 1 Characteristics of participants with Achilles tendinopathy

From: Telehealth sounds a bit challenging, but it has potential: participant and physiotherapist experiences of gym-based exercise intervention for Achilles tendinopathy monitored via telehealth

ID Group Age (years) Duration of symptoms (months) BMI Employment Hold gym membership Previous Zoom use Tendon pain before intervention a Tendon pain after intervention a Zoom sessions completed (12) Home sessions completed (36) Adherence %
1 HL,HT 54 48 27 Full-time No Yes 17 41 12 30 83
2 HL,HT 41 7 28 Full-time No No 40 92 10 23 64
3 HL,LT 53 240 41 Full-time No Yes 23 85 9 16 44
4 HL,LT 38 36 30 Part-time No No 74 97 9 21 58
5 LL, HT 51 12 33 Part-time Yes No 70 100 10 26 72
6 LL, HT 44 24 25 Full-time No No 63 63 11 30 83
7 LL,LT 41 12 22 Full-time No No 58 90 12 34 94
8 LL,LT 47 3 20 Full-time Yes Yes 53 95 11 21 58
  1. Abbreviation: HL,HT High intensity with high time-under-tension, HL,LT High intensity with low time-under-tension, LL,HT Low intensity with high time-under-tension, LL,LT Low intensity with low time-under-tension; aMeasured by the Victorian Institute of Sports Assessment – Achilles questionnaire (VISA-A) with 100 considered full Achilles tendon health