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Table 1 Patient characteristics at baseline

From: Pain response of resistance training of the paravertebral musculature under radiotherapy in patients with spinal bone metastases – a randomized trial

   Intervention group (n = 30) Control group (n = 30)
   n % n %
Age (years) Mean (SD) 61.3 (10.1) 64.1 (10.9)
Gender Male 14 46.7 19 63.3
  Female 16 53.3 11 36.7
Karnofsky-index (median, range) 80 (70–100) 80 (70–100)
Primary site      
  Lung cancer 12 40.0 8 26.6
  Breast cancer 5 16.7 6 20.1
  Prostate cancer 5 16.7 9 30.1
  Melanoma 1 3.3 1 3.3
  Renal cancer 1 3.3 2 6.7
  Other 6 20.1 4 13.4
Localization metastases     
  Thoracic 17 56.7 14 46.7
  Lumbar 9 30.0 13 43.3
  Thoracic and lumbar 2 6.7 2 6.7
  Sacrum 2 6.7 1 3.3
Number metastases      
  Mean (range) 1.4 (2-4) 1.7 (1-5)
  Solitary 22 73.3 18 60.0
  Multiple 8 26.7 12 40.0
Type of metastases      
  Mixed 2 6.7 2 6.7
  Osteoblastic 9 30.0 10 33.3
  Osteolytic 19 63.3 18 60.0
Distant metastases at baseline     
  Visceral 12 40.0 5 16.7
  Brain 3 10.0 3 10.0
  Lung 7 23.3 4 13.3
  Tissue 8 26.7 6 20.0
Hormonotherapy   10 33.3 16 53.3
Immunotherapy   7 23.3 5 16.7
Chemotherapy   25 83.3 20 66.7
Ataractics   4 13.3 2 6.7
NSAR   19 63.3 23 76.7
Opioids   11 36.7 13 43.3
  1. Abbreviation: SD standard deviation.