Table 3.

Lung cancer survivors' physical activity during the 6 months before diagnosis, during the 6 months after completing treatment, and at the current time

Pre-diagnosis weekly physical activity, mean (SD) or %Post-treatment weekly physical activity, mean (SD) or %Current weekly physical activity, mean (SD) or %Comparison between time points
Pre-diagnosis vs post-treatment PPre-diagnosis vs current PPost-treatment vs current P
Minutes of light activity77.8 (119.9)82.6 (132.3)83.4 (149.7)0.6470.5970.933
Minutes of moderate activity73.2 (123.2)29.2 (64.0)59.8 (98.1)0.0010.1550.001
Minutes of strenuous activity24.5 (89.3)8.1 (50.3)17.9 (65.1)0.0040.1790.001
% Sedentary*24.025.120.00.7730.2230.150
% Meeting physical activity guidelines26.412.027.40.0010.8280.001
  • NOTE: Due to missing data, the sample size varies from n = 172 to n = 175. P values < 0.05 are denoted in bold.

  • * Defined as engaging in no light, moderate, or strenuous intensity activity.

  • Defined as engaging in at least 150 min/wk of at least moderate intensity activity or at least 60 min/wk of vigorous intensity activity.