Table 5.

Individual change between baseline (before diagnosis) and 6-mo follow-up on measures of leisure-time exercise activity

No. women% Entire sample
Sedentary status
    Improved*3212.5
    No change19275.0
    Declined3212.5
Met exercise guidelines
    Improved3011.7
    No change19074.2
    Declined3614.1
METS
    Improved4116.0
    No change16564.5
    Declined§5019.5
  • NOTE: Measures of pre-diagnosis exercise levels are obtained at baseline assessment.

  • * Sedentary pre-diagnosis and non-sedentary at 6 Mo Follow-up.

  • Did not meet exercise guidelines before diagnosis and met exercise guidelines at 6-mo follow-up.

  • Increase ≥ 0.5 SD (i.e., 35 METS) between pre-diagnosis and 6-mo follow-up.

  • § Decrease ≥ 0.5 SD (i.e., 35 METS) between pre-diagnosis and 6-mo follow-up assessments.