The qualitative and quantitative results were very different. Quantitatively, no significant change was made in any of the areas tested: exercise self-efficacy, functional status, or overall health. Although the control group's scores increased less than the class scores, it was determined that it was not a significant difference.
While the results of the quantitative testing show no significant signs of improvement, the qualitative results are another story. Sixteen participants were asked to fill out an open-ended questionnaire. All reports reflected positive results from the class. Social benefit, personal control, acceptance, and self-esteem were examples of the many topics addressed in the questionnaire, and all contained positive comments. Participants felt that the classes had a significant impact on their lives, especially quality of life.