Table 3.

Weekly leisure time exercise activity over time in the radiotherapy and chemotherapy + radiotherapy groups

Baseline*Posttreatment assessments
Follow-up assessments
Post-treatment 1Post-treatment 22 mo6 mo
RT group (n = 136)
    Total METS49.7 (69.9)32.5 (47.2)50.7 (82.1)43.9 (55.9)
    Mild exercise55.1 (104.0)42.9 (79.5)61.7 (121.9)58.6 (79.9)
    Moderate exercise58.3 (86.5)45.1 (81.1)69.4 (117.9)68.3 (11.4)§
    Strenuous exercise33.4 (84.2)16.0 (57.8)26.5 (89.3)17.0 (53.7)
    Total exercise146.8 (182.1)104.0 (131.3)157.6 (224.4)143.8 (166.7)§
CT + RT group (n = 95)
    Total METS47.6 (69.9)28.0 (58.5)36.9 (68.6)46.8 (67.0)55.1 (84.3)
    Mild exercise74.7 (150.9)53.6 (144.4)98.0 (252.4)81.7 (166.5)96.1 (189.0)
    Moderate exercise51.9 (85.7)30.8 (78.4)37.8 (75.0)69.1 (108.1)67.7 (11.6)
    Strenuous exercise26.9 (77.9)12.6 (42.6)9.4 (29.5)13.9 (33.0)23.3 (58.3)
Total exercise153.5 (220.3)96.7 (212.2)145.2 (291.4)164.7 (243.9)187.0 (282.9)
  • NOTE: Values for moderate, mild, strenuous, and total exercise are minutes per week. Values for total METS are METS per week.

    Abbreviations: RT, radiotherapy; CT, chemotherapy.

  • * Represents pre-diagnosis exercise activity.

  • Significantly different from baseline by the McNemar test (P < 0.05).

  • P < 0.001.

  • § P < 0.01.

  • P < 0.05.