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Table 3 Assessment of pain in patients with breast cancer (n = 28) who underwent physical training

From: Effect of exercise on pain and functional capacity in breast cancer patients

Pain SG (n = 14) CG (n = 14)
Base 12 weeks p value Base 12 weeks p value
Location of greatest paina
 Head 0 1(7,14%) 0,8462 0 2(14,29%) 0,2995
 Lower back 5(35,71%) 1(7,14%) 6(42,86%) 4(28,57%)
 Upper members 6(42,86%) 9(64,29%) 3(21,43%) 4(28,57%)
 Lower members 3(21,43%) 2(14,29%) 4(28,57%) 3(21,43%)
 None 0 1(7,14%) 1(7,14%) 1(7,14%)
Total pain pointsb 4,29 ± 3,43 2,43 ± 3,76 0,0047* 3,43 ± 2,28 3,93 ± 4,41 0,6458
Treatment or medicationc
 No 3(21,43%) 6(42,86%) 0,0833 6(42,86) 5(35,71%) 0,7055
 Yes 11(78,57%) 8(57,14%) 8(57,14) 9(64,29%)
Pain reliefa 57,14% ± 41,96% 42,14% ± 49,33% 0,6319 63,57% ± 44,48% 43,57% ± 41,81% 0,4005
Intensityb 3,54 ± 2,49 2,46 ± 2,50 0,0082* 3.61 ± 3,03 3,82 ± 2,91 0,7175
Moreb 4,14 ± 2,88 2,86 ± 3,11 0,0284* 4,43 ± 4,11 4,57 ± 3,46 0,8469
Lessb 2,79 ± 2,39 1,71 ± 1,86 0,0365* 2,07 ± 2,81 2,71 ± 2,40 0,3356
Averageb 4,79 ± 2,99 2,79 ± 2,22 0,0036* 4,50 ± 3,67 4,57 ± 3,30 0,9449
Currentb 2,43 ± 3,32 2,50 ± 3,30 0,5635 3,43 ± 3,76 3,43 ± 3,20 10,000
Interferenceb 3,54 ± 2,77 2,32 ± 3,05 0,0201* 4,12 ± 3,48 3,68 ± 3,82 0,6430
General activityb 3,93 ± 3,15 2,71 ± 3,20 0,0979 4,21 ± 4,23 4,14 ± 3,63 0,9420
Mooda 3,50 ± 2,77 1,50 ± 2,44 0,0252* 4,29 ± 4,45 3,14 ± 4,11 0,2365
Ability to walka 3,71 ± 3,29 2,14 ± 3,48 0,0998 3,29 ± 3,65 3,57 ± 4,24 0,7467
Workb 3,79 ± 3,29 2,43 ± 3,27 0,0545 4,21 ± 4,35 3,57 ± 4,33 0,6290
Relationshipb 3,07 ± 3,45 2,21 ± 3,45 0,1489 3,36 ± 3,82 3,50 ± 4,05 0,9087
Sleepb 3,79 ± 3,51 2,64 ± 3,03 0,0499* 5,71 ± 4,55 4,14 ± 4,15 0,2950
Enjoyment of lifeb 3,00 ± 3,44 2,57 ± 3,84 0,2256 3,79 ± 4,12 3,71 ± 3,93 0,9535
  1. SG study group, CG control group, Expressed values: average ± standard deviation, absolute frequency (relative frequency); * = p < 0.05 (significant); a Wilcoxon Matched pair test and Mann-Whitney matched pair test; bMatched pair and independent student t-test; cMcNemar and chi-squared tests