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Table 5 Health-related quality of life at baseline and post-exercise intervention for prostate and colorectal cancer participants

From: Compliance, adherence and effectiveness of a community-based pre-operative exercise programme: a pilot study

HRQoL QuestionnairesProstateColorectal
EORTC QLQ-C30 questionnaireBaselinePost-interventionMean Difference (95% CI)P valueBaselinePost-interventionMean Difference (95% CI)P value
Global health status73.1 (19.0)80.1 (15.4)-7.1 (-20.5, 6.4)0.27669.2 (15.2)83.3 (13.6)-15.7 (-28.7, -2.8)0.025*
Physical functioning93.8 (8.8)92.8 (6.9)1.0 (-2.2, 4.2)0.50594 (10.2)94.7 (11.7)-0.7 (-4.7, 3.3)0.677
Role functioning93.1 (19.4)89.7 (19.9)-1.4 (-16, 13.2)0.83890.7 (14.7)92.6 (12.1)-2.1 (-15.9, 11.7)0.729
Emotional functioning73.7 (19.2)84.6 (13.1)-10.9 (-21.7, -0.1)0.048*75.2 (28.6)85 (10.2)-11.8 (-34, 10.2)0.293
Cognitive functioning89.7 (14.5)91.0 (11.0)-1.3 (-10, 7.4)0.75493.3 (11.7)100 (0)-7.4 (-16.7, 1.9)0.104
Social functioning87.2 (26.5)92.3 (12.9)-5.1 (-18.4, 8.1)0.41686.7 (18.9)90 (11.7)-3.7 (-19.1, 11.7)0.591
Functional functioning97.7 (3.3)97.7 (2.3)-0.01 (-1.7, 1.7)0.98598 (2)98.5 (1.2)-0.6 (-2, 0.8)0.359
Fatigue18.5 (15.2)13.7 (10.2)5.6 (-3.2, 14.3)0.19128.6 (19.1)33.3 (40.1)-5.6 (-61.1, 50)0.803
Nausea/vomiting/pain5.2 (8.0)3.2 (4.5)1.7 (-1.7, 5.2)0.2945.8 (5.3)3.3 (4.7)2.8 (1.2, 4.4)0.005***
EQ-5D questionnaire ǂ        
Mobility   0.436   1.000
No problems11 (85)12 (92)  7 (78)8 (89)  
Slight problems1 (8)1 (8)  1 (11)0 (0)  
Moderate problems1 (8)0 (0)  1 (11)0 (0)  
Severe problems0 (0)0 (0)  0 (0)1 (11)  
Usual Activities       0.192
No problems11 (85)11 (85) 0.6745 (56)8 (89)  
Slight problems0 (0)1 (8)  4 (44)1 (11)  
Moderate problems2 (15)1(8)  0 (0)0 (0)  
Self-care (washing/dressing)       0.100
No problems13 (100)13 (100)  9 (100)9 (100)  
Pain / Discomfort   0.191   1.000
None11 (85)7 (54)  6 (67)7 (78)  
Slight1 (8)6 (46)  2 (22)2 (22)  
Moderate1 (8)0 (0)  1 (11)0 (0)  
Anxiety / Depression   0.586   0.676
None6 (46)6 (46)  6 (67)7 (78)  
Slight7 (54)7 (54)  3 (33)2 (22)  
Health scale71.2 (16.4)80.5 (14.5)-8 (-14.4, -1.6)0.019*76.5 (15.1)86.8 (6.4)-11.1 (-25.1, 2.9)0.104
  1. Data are presented as mean (SD) and frequencies with percentages in parentheses. *P < 0.05 taken as statistically significant. Prostate (n = 12), colorectal (n = 9); ǂprostate (n = 13), colorectal (n = 9)