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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics of participants

From: Exercise barriers self-efficacy: development and validation of a subcale for individuals with cancer-related lymphedema

Variable Original scale sample Final scale sample
(N = 68) (N = 38)
n (%) n (%)
Age (year)
 Age, mean (95% CI) 59.6 (57.1,62.1) 56.3 (53.1,59.5)
Gender
 Male 5 (7.4) 0 (0)
 Female 63 (92.6) 38 (100)
Marital Status
 Married/de facto 53 (77.9) 24 (63.2)
 Single/widowed/divorced 15 (22.1) 14 (36.8)
Employment status
 Paid employment 44 (64.7) 22 (57.9)
 Unemployed/retired/unpaid work 24 (35.3) 16 (42.1)
Total physical activitya
 Sedentary 6 (8.8) 5 (13.2)
 Insufficient 21 (30.9) 13 (34.2)
 Sufficient 41 (60.3) 20 (52.6)
Cancer
 Breast 45 (66.2) 38 (100)
 Gynaecological 14 (20.6) 0 (0)
 Other (skin, bowel, prostate) 9 (13.2) 0 (0)
Duration with lymphedema
 <2 years 26 (38.2) 16 (42.1)
 2-5 years 25 (36.8) 17 (44.7)
 >5 years 17 (25.0) 5 (13.2)
  1. CI = confidence intervals; min = minutes.
  2. asedentary = no weekly physical activity; insufficient = < 150 min OR ≥ 150 min and < 5 sessions per week; sufficient = ≥ 150 min and ≥ 5 sessions per week.