Journal article

The self-reported Physical Activity Scale for the Elderly (PASE) is a valid and clinically applicable measure in lung cancer

Catherine L Granger, Selina M Parry, Linda Denehy



PURPOSE: Physical activity (PA) is an important outcome in lung cancer; however, there is lack of consensus as to the best method for assessment. The Physical Activity Scale for the Elderly (PASE) is a commonly used questionnaire. The aim of this study was to assess the clinimetric properties of the PASE in lung cancer, specifically validity, predictive utility and clinical applicability (floor/ceiling effects, responsiveness and minimal important difference [MID]). METHODS: This is a prospective observational study. Sixty-nine participants (62 % male, median [IQR] age 68 years [61-74]) with lung cancer completed the PASE at diagnosis at 2, 4 and 6 months. Additional measures included moveme..

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Funding Acknowledgements

CG is funded by a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Translating Research Into Practice Fellowship, Australia. One of the studies which contributed data was supported by a Victorian Cancer Agency Grant, Australia. The authors declare no conflicts of interest. The authors do not have a financial relationship with the organisation that sponsored the research. The authors have full control of all primary data and agree to allow the journal to review their data if requested.