Journal article

Physical Activity Levels Are Low in Inoperable Lung Cancer: Exploratory Analyses from a Randomised Controlled Trial

Lara Edbrooke, Catherine L Granger, Ross A Clark, Linda Denehy

Journal of Clinical Medicine | MDPI AG | Published : 2019


Background: In inoperable lung cancer, evidence is limited regarding physical activity (PA) and associations with other outcomes. Aims: in the usual care (UC) group of an RCT to (1) explore whether baseline PA was associated with improved follow-up outcomes, (2) identify baseline variables associated with higher follow-up PA and in all RCT participants, to (3) analyse patterns of objectively measured PA, and (4) report on characteristics of those who were able to maintain or increase PA levels. Methods: exploratory analyses of an assessor-blinded RCT. Outcomes, assessed at baseline, nine weeks and six months, included PA (seven-days of accelerometry), six-minute walk distance (6MWD), m..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

This research was funded by The National Health and Medical Research Council, grant number APP1060484 and LE was a recipient of the Victorian Cancer Agency Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre Supportive Care PhD scholarship.