Table 2

Incremental costs of implementing the exercise programme

Cost item Resource use Unit cost ($) Total cost ($)
Year 1 (n=116)
Recruiting costs(Details available from authors)1 895
Prescribing the programme:
 Exercise instructor time4 hours/person16.61/hour7 707
 Exercise instructor transport2980 km0.56/km1 669
Materials for the programme:
 Ankle cuff weights180 weights9.85/weight1 773
 Instruction booklet116 folders, paper3.71/booklet430
Participant follow up costs:
 Exercise instructor time10 min telephoning 4 times/person16.61/hour1 285
 General practitioner timeTotal 1 hour146.36/hour146
14 905
Overhead costsUniversity of Otago services35% of total costs5 217
Total exercise programme implementation costs for year 120 122
Year 2 (n=71)
Exercise instructor time10 min telephoning two monthly/person16.61/hour1 179
Overhead costsUniversity of Otago services35% of total costs413
Total exercise programme implementation costs for year 21 592
$
Average cost per person year 1173
Average cost per person year 222
  • Average exchange rate in 1995 New Zealand $1.00 = UK £0.42, USA $0.66.