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The association of physical function and quality of life on physical activity for non-small cell lung cancer survivors

 Ji Sung Yoo  ;  Hee Chul Yang  ;  Jong Mog Lee  ;  Moon Soo Kim  ;  Eun-Cheol Park  ;  Seung Hyun Chung 
 SUPPORTIVE CARE IN CANCER, Vol.28(10) : 4847-4856, 2020-10 
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Aged ; Cancer Survivors* ; Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung / physiopathology* ; Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung / psychology* ; Exercise ; Female ; Humans ; Lung Neoplasms / physiopathology* ; Lung Neoplasms / psychology* ; Male ; Middle Aged ; Quality of Life ; Self Report
Cancer survivors ; Non-small cell lung cancer ; Physical activity ; Physical function ; Quality of life
Purpose: Our study aimed to assess the association between physical function and quality of life (QOL) with physical activity among non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) survivors. Methods: Participants were 92 NSCLC survivors. Physical activity was assessed by a self-report with physiatrist's interview and the Korean version of the short form of the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ-SF). All participants were required to perform three standardized fitness tests. The Korean version of the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire Core 30 (EORTC QLQ-C30) was used to assess QOL. Factors associated with physical functioning and QOL were determined using multiple linear regression. Results: A significant correlation between metabolic equivalent task minutes per week (MET-min/wk) and aerobic fitness was found (r = 0.277, p = 0.008). Factors associated with aerobic fitness include gender, age, and MET-min/wk. The meeting physical activity guideline group was also a factor associated with aerobic fitness. In the QOL aspect, a significant correlation between MET-min/wk and some QOL score was found. The meeting physical activity guideline group was a factor associated with QOL (global health status, physical function, and role function), not total MET-min/wk. Conclusions: Increased physical activity was associated with higher aerobic fitness and QOL. Engagement in physical activity that met physical activity guidelines was a factor related to aerobic fitness and better QOL in some domains. To improve aspects of aerobic fitness and QOL, we may consider the pattern of physical activity, including regular participation and intensity, rather than total physical activity including basal activity.
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Park, Eun-Cheol(박은철) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2306-5398
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