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Table 4 Body composition data divided in three groups according to the assigned intervention

From: Effect of exercise training and dopamine agonists in patients with uremic restless legs syndrome: a six-month randomized, partially double-blind, placebo-controlled comparative study

Variables Exercise group Dopamine agonists group Placebo group
DEXA-derived data    
Total Body Fat (%)    
Baseline 30.9±9.0 31.9±11.2 26.0±5.4
6-m post 30.5±8.1 27.1±7.5 28.5±5.8
Δ Change - 0.38±1.83 - 4.71±10.86 2.45±2.24
95% CI of Δ change −1.39 to 0.63 −14.70 to 5.32 4.50 to 0.38
% Legs Fat    
Baseline 32.7±10.2 29.9±13.2 26.2±4.9
6-m post 32.3±9.3 25.1±8.9 28.5±5.2
Δ Change - 0.37±2.71 - 4.86±11.03 2.27±6.50
95% CI of Δ change −1.86 to 1.12 −15.05 to 5.28 8.27 to −3.73
Total LBM (Kg)    
Baseline 45.3±7.8 47.7±5.4 46.1±5.0
6-m post 46.7±8.3† 49.8±3.4 45.4±5.1
Δ Change 1.38±1.23 2.12±4.85 - 0.66±0.71
95% CI of Δ change 2.06 to 0.70 6.61 to −2.37 −1.31 to −0.01
  1. All data are mean ± SD. Abbreviations: LBM Lean body mass.
  2. Significantly different from the respective baseline value.