Support Care Cancer (2018) 26:1087–1095 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00520-017-3926-y ORIGINAL ARTICLE Patient-reported physical activity and the association with health-related quality of life in head and neck cancer survivors 1 2,3 1,4 Annette J. van Nieuwenhuizen & Laurien M. Buffart & Cornelia F. van Uden-Kraan & 5,6 7 2 1 Lilly-Ann van der Velden & Martin Lacko & Johannes Brug & C. René. Leemans & 1,4 Irma M. Verdonck-de Leeuw Received: 8 March 2017 /Accepted: 9 October 2017 /Published online: 21 November 2017 The Author(s) 2017. This article is an open access publication Abstract with higher global QoL (p < 0.05). Findings for physical func- Purpose This study aimed to assess patient-reported levels of tion, role function, social function, fatigue, and pain were in physical activity (PA) and its associations with health-related line, but not statistically significant (0.05 ≤ p <0.10). quality of life (HRQoL) adjusted for important demographic, Conclusions Among HNC survivors, a large proportion of PA lifestyle-related, and clinical factors, among head and neck consists of household activities. Younger HNC survivors had (HNC) survivors. higher PA levels, and higher PA levels were associated with Methods This cross-sectional study included 116 HNC survi- higher HRQoL. vors. PA was assessed with the Physical
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Published: Nov 21, 2017
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