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Table 2 Comparison of physical activity measures between major cancer surgery patients and Australian population

From: Preliminary evidence for physical activity following pelvic exenteration: a pilot longitudinal cohort study

Variables Major cancer surgery patients
(n = 16)
Australian Cohort (n = 1448) P value
Median (IQR) Median (IQR)
Sitting time (min/day) 360.00 (277.50 to 525.00) 240.00 (180.00 to 240.00) 0.039
Walking time (min/day) 18.50 (14.25 to 100.00) 30.00 (11.00 to 60.00) 0.727
Moderate activity (min/day) 0.00 (0.00 to 7.75) 13.00 (0.00 to 48.75) 0.001
Vigorous activity (min/day) 0.00 (0.00 to 5.50) 17.00 (0.00 to 60.00) 0.003
Active time (min/day) 22.00 (17.00 to 174.00) 88.00 (34.00 to 214.00) 0.021
MET-minute/per day 8.50 (0.00 to 72.75) 240.00 (57.00 to 720.00) < 0.001
  1. Physical activity measured with the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ-SF)