Table 1.

Comparison of radiotherapy + chemotherapy and radiotherapy groups with regard to demographic and clinical characteristics at the baseline assessment

CT + RT (n = 114), n (%)RT only (n = 143), n (%)
White101 (89)136 (95)
Married/partnered86 (75)105 (73)
Children in home42 (37)35 (25)*
Employed full time38 (32)48 (33)
Education less than or equivalent to high school32 (28)41 (29)
Lumpectomy only99 (87)141 (99)
Stage II disease at diagnosis82 (72)8 (6)
Sedentary (baseline)§24 (21)40 (28)
Met exercise guidelines (baseline)§30 (26)40 (28)
Mean age (SD)51.2 (8.7)58.4 (9.4)
Mean body mass index (SD)26.8 (5.5)27.3 (6.2)
Mean METS (baseline)§52.9 (69.7)49.8 (70.7)
SF-36 physical (baseline)44.7 (9.2)49.2 (8.6)
SF-36 mental (baseline)50.4 (10.2)51.8 (8.9)
  • Abbreviations: RT, radiotherapy; CT, chemotherapy.

  • * P < 0.05.

  • Information on surgical treatment was not available for eight women.

  • P < 0.001.

  • § Refers to pre-diagnosis exercise activity.

  • P < 0.01.