Is physical activity (supervised) effective compared with waitlist control?

Quality assessmentSummary of findingsImportance
No. of patientsEffectQuality
No. of studiesDesignLimitationsInconsistencyIndirectnessImprecisionOther considerationsPhysical activity (supervised)Waitlist controlRelative (95% CI)Absolute
Clinician-rated depression scores (Better indicated by lower values)
1randomised trialsno serious limitationsno serious inconsistencyno serious indirectnessvery serious1none1012-SMD 0.49 lower (1.35 lower to 0.36 higher)⊕⊕○○
LOW
CRITICAL
Clinician-rated depression scores at 12 weeks (Better indicated by lower values)
1randomised trialsno serious limitationsno serious inconsistencyno serious indirectnessvery serious1none109-SMD 0.34 lower (1.24 lower to 0.57 higher)⊕⊕○○
LOW
CRITICAL
1

Single study and inconclusive effect size

From: APPENDIX 16, CLINICAL EVIDENCE PROFILES

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