Table 4.

Leisure time exercise activity over time in the radiotherapy and chemotherapy + radiotherapy groups

Baseline*, n (%)Posttreatment assessments, n (%)
Follow-up assessments, n (%)
Post-treatment 1Post-treatment 22 mo6 mo
RT group (n = 136)
    Sedentary37 (27.2)48 (35.3)39 (28.7)37 (27.2)
    Meets guidelines38 (27.9)22 (16.2)36 (26.5)33 (24.3)
    Mild exercise68 (50.0)64 (47.1)68 (50.0)77 (56.7)
    Moderate exercise65 (47.8)47 (34.6)60 (44.1)62 (45.6)
    Strenuous exercise32 (23.5)17 (12.5)25 (18.4)22 (16.2)
    Any exercise99 (72.8)88 (64.7)97 (71.3)99 (72.8)
CT + RT group (n = 95)
    Sedentary22 (23.1)43 (45.3)30 (31.6)19 (20.0)20 (21.1)§
    Meets guidelines20 (21.1)13 (13.7)12 (12.6)19 (20.0)23 (24.2)
    Mild exercise53 (55.8)41 (43.2)53 (55.8)58 (61.1)61 (64.2)
    Moderate exercise41 (43.2)22 (23.2)31 (32.6)52 (54.7)47 (49.5)§
    Strenuous exercise18 (19.0)11 (11.6)12 (12.6)19 (20.0)20 (21.1)
    Any exercise73 (76.8)52 (54.7)65 (68.4)76 (80.0)75 (79.0)§
  • Abbreviations: RT, radiotherapy; CT, chemotherapy.

  • * Represents pre-diagnosis exercise activity.

  • Significantly different from pre-diagnosis levels (P < 0.05).

  • P < 0.05.

  • § P < 0.001.

  • P < 0.01.