Table 35Individual physical activity versus no physical activity control

Supervised aerobicUnsupervised non-aerobicFollow-up
Clinician-rated mean depression scores at endpointSMD −1.16 (CI −1.94 to −0.37)Not reportedNot reported
Number of studies; participantsK = 1; n = 30
Forest plot numberPA 32.20
Self-rated mean depression scores at endpointSMD −0.87 (CI −1.54 to −0.20)SMD 0.42 (CI −0.37 to 1.21)24 weeks: SMD 0.10 (CI −0.60 to 0.80)
Number of studies; participantsK = 1; n = 38K = 1; n = 26K = 1; n = 32
Forest plot numberPA 33.20PA 33.20PA 34. 20


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