Are Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior Associated With Cancer-Related Symptoms in Real Time?: A Daily Diary Study

Background Few studies have examined the real-time and dynamic relationship between lifestyle behaviors and treatment-related symptoms. Objective The aim of this study was to examine the associations of daily physical activity and sedentary behavior with symptom burden, pain interference, and fatigue among patients who were undergoing active cancer treatment. Methods A total of 22 (mean age = 57 years; 73% women; 55% Black) cancer patients were recruited from a local hospital and reported a daily diary of physical activity, sedentary behavior, symptom burden, pain interference, and fatigue over 10 days. Adjusted mixed-effects models were used to examine all associations. Results Body mass index moderated the relationship between physical activity and symptom burden (γ = 0.06, P
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Source: Cancer Control - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Cancer Control - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Cancer Control - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Annals of Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: American Journal of Clinical Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Original Articles: Supportive Care Source Type: research
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