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Table 5 Pearson Correlation Between Physical Activity and Survey Score Changes

From: “Randomized trial of physical activity on quality of life and lung cancer biomarkers in patients with advanced stage lung cancer: a pilot study”

  Change in Exercise Minutes (n = 40) Change in Step Counts (n = 20)
Score Type Pearson Correlation p-value Pearson Correlation P-value
EORTC QLQ-C30
 QLQ summary score 0.19 0.261 0.54 0.021
 Global health status / QoL 0.03 0.865 −0.06 0.813
 Physical functioning 0.09 0.589 0.24 0.344
 Role functioning 0.32 0.044 0.60 0.007
 Emotional functioning 0.08 0.638 0.54 0.016
 Cognitive functioning 0.20 0.226 0.43 0.067
 Social functioning −0.11 0.504 0.29 0.232
 Fatigue −0.24 0.142 −0.42 0.074
 Nausea and vomiting −0.12 0.457 −0.46 0.046
 Pain 0.03 0.846 −0.20 0.409
 Dyspnoea −0.22 0.172 −0.16 0.521
 Insomnia −0.08 0.616 −0.24 0.332
 Appetite loss −0.13 0.439 0.22 0.365
 Constipation 0.10 0.547 −0.54 0.017
 Diarrhoea 0.01 0.954 0.26 0.279
 Financial difficulties 0.10 0.562 −0.08 0.758
 MMRC Dyspnea Scale: Description of breathlessness −0.07 0.683 −0.15 0.568
 PHQ-9 Total Score (omits Q10) −0.21 0.220 −0.01 0.962
  1. *Footnote: Quality of life and symptom questionnaires were collected at week 12. Readers should note that the Intervention Group (n = 20) had increased walking distance at week 6 (but not at week 12; see Table 2)