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..View full abstract
Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council
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.