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Table 6 Health-related quality of life at baseline and post-exercise intervention for both surgical-oncology groups combined

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

EORTC QLQ-C30 questionnaireBaselinePost-interventionMean difference (95% CI)P value
Global health status71.4 (17.2)81.5 (14.4)− 10.6 (− 19.6, − 1.6)0.023*
Physical functioning93.9 (9.2)93.6 (9.1)0.3 (− 2, 2.6)0.792
Role functioning92.4 (16.8)90.9 (16.8)− 1.7 (− 11.1,7.8)0.716
Emotional functioning74.3 (23.2)84.8 (11.7)− 11.3 (− 21.2, − 1.4)0.027*
Cognitive functioning91.3 (13.2)94.9 (9.3)− 3.8 (− 9.8, 2.2)0.204
Social functioning87.0 (23)91.3 (12.2)− 4.5 (− 13.7,4.6)0.315
Functional functioning97.8 (2.8)98.1 (1.9)− 0.3 (− 1.3,0.8)0.614
Fatigue19.2 (17.6)20.6 (25.8)1.9 (− 13.7, 17.4)0.805
Nausea/vomiting/pain5.5 (6.7)3.3 (4.5)2.2 (0.2, 4.1)0.030*
EQ-5D questionnaireǂ    
Mobility   0.492
No problems18 (82)22 (100)  
Slight problems2 (9)0 (0)  
Moderate problems2 (9)0 (0)  
Severe problems0 (0)0 (0)  
Usual Activities   0.213
No problems16 (73)19 (86)  
Slight problems4 (18)2 (9)  
Moderate problems2 (9)1 (5)  
Self-care (washing/dressing)    
No problems22 (100)22 (100)  
Pain/discomfort   0.266
None17 (77)14 (64)  
Slight3 (14)8 (36)  
Moderate2 (9)0 (4)  
Anxiety/depression   0.492
None12 (55)13 (59)  
Slight10 (45)9 (41)  
Health scale73.5 (15.7)83.4 (11.7)− 9.3 (− 15.6, − 3.1)0.006*
  1. Data are presented as mean (SD) and frequencies with percentages in parentheses.*P < 0.05 taken as statistically significant. Overall (n = 21); ǂOverall (n = 22)