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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of participants of the original PACT study (n = 237) and responders post-baseline (n = 128)

From: Four-year effects of exercise on fatigue and physical activity in patients with cancer

  All participants Responders ~ 4 years post-baseline
Intervention n = 119 Usual care n = 118 Intervention n = 70 Usual care n = 58
Socio-demographical factors
 Age (years) 50.9 ± 9.0 50.6 ± 8.6 51.1 ± 8.3 51.6 ± 7.9
 Sex, female 109 (91.6) 107 (90.7) 64 (91.4) 53 (91.4)
 Marital status
  Couple 91 (76.5) 87 (73.7) 59 (84.3) 48 (82.8)
  Single 24 (20.2) 25 (21.2) 11 (15.7) 10 (17.2)
 Education
  Low 5 (4.2) 21 (17.8) 2 (2.9) 8 (13.8)
  Medium 55 (46.2) 46 (39.0) 36 (51.4) 22 (37.9)
  High 55 (46.2) 45 (38.1) 32 (45.7) 28 (48.3)
BMI (kg/m2) 25.9 ± 4.4 26.5 ± 5.0 25.4 ± 4.0 25.6 ± 4.2
Postmenopausal 48 (40.3) 36 (30.5) 27 (38.6) 17 (29.3)
Cancer-related factors
 Tumor site
  Breast cancer 102 (85.7) 102 (86.4) 59 (84.3) 51 (87.9)
  Colon cancer 17 (14.3) 16 (13.6) 11 (15.7) 7 (12.1)
 Radiotherapy
  Yes 74 (62.2) 71 (60.2) 46 (65.7) 34 (58.6)
  No 45 (37.8) 47 (39.8) 24 (34.3) 24 (41.4)
 Tumor receptor status
  Triple negative 24 (20.2) 12 (10.2) 13 (18.6) 6 (10.3)
  Her2+, ER+ or PR+ 11 (9.2) 18 (15.3) 6 (7.1) 10 (17.2)
  Her2+, ER– and PR– 10 (8.4) 2 (1.7) 9 (12.9)
  Her2–, ER+ or PR+ 57 (47.9) 70 (59.3) 32 (45.7) 35 (60.3)
Tissue expander 9 (7.6) 10 (8.5) 5 (7.1) 5 (8.6)
  Median Median Median Median
Moderate-to-high intensity total PA performed before diagnosis (min/week) 485 [240–975] 600 [300–1440] 450 [233–1005] 720 [375–1540]
Moderate -to-high intensity leisure and sport PA levels performed before diagnosis (min/week) 180 [50–375] 173 [60–330] 180 [60–315] 180 [60–345]
  1. Continuous variables are presented as mean ± SD or as median and interquartile range, whereas dichotomous or categorical variables are presented as n (%)
  2. BMI body mass index, ER estrogen receptor, PR progesterone receptor, PA physical activity, SD standard deviation