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Table 2 Relationship of Objectively Measured Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour with HRQoL (EORTC QLQ-C30)

From: Relationship of objectively measured physical activity and sedentary behaviour with health-related quality of life among breast cancer survivors

EORTC QLQ-C30
  Global Health Status Functional Scores Symptom Scores
Regression Coefficient (β)
(95% CI)
p-value Regression Coefficient (β)
(95% CI)
p-value Regression Coefficient (β)
(95% CI)
p-value
Sitting/lying (hour/day)
 Unadjustedª 0.375 (−1.463, 2.214) 0.686 −1.865 (−2.937, − 0.792) 0.001* 1.614 (0.535, 2.693) 0.004*
 Adjustedb 1.327 (− 0.711, 3.366) 0.198 − 1.705 (− 2.872, − 0.539) 0.005** 0.139 (− 0.035, 0.314) 0.115
Standing (hour/day)
 Unadjustedª 0.030 (− 1.897, 1.956) 0.976 1.043 (− 0.137, 2.223) 0.083 −1.230 (−2.388, − 0.072) 0.038*
 Adjustedd 1.732 (−5.420, 8.884) 0.631 −1.680 (−5.663, 2.303) 0.403 1.234 (−3.101, 5.570) 0.572
Stepping (hour/ day)
 Unadjustedª −1.471 (−6.680, 3.738) 0.576 4.575 (1.478, 7.672) 0.004* −3.621 (−6.742, − 0.500) 0.024*
 Adjustedd −1.713 (−8.866, 5.440) 0.634 1.628 (− 2.357, 5.613) 0.418 −1.172 (−5.510, 3.166) 0.592
Low intensity stepping (min/day)
 Unadjustedª −0.083 (− 0.190, 0.024) 0.125 0.065 (− 0.001, 0.132) 0.052 − 0.064 (− 0.129, 0.001) 0.054
 Adjustedd − 0.128 (− 0.261, 0.006) 0.061 0.010 (− 0.066, 0.087) 0.785 0.001 (− 0.080, 0.081) 0.993
MVPA (min/day)
 Unadjustedª 0.129 (−0.052, 0.309) 0.160 0.150 (0.041, 0.260) 0.008* −0.084 (− 0.195, 0.028) 0.138
 Adjustedd 0.218 (0.011, 0.425) 0.039** 0.060 (−0.057, 0.178) 0.310 −0.006 (− 0.131, 0.119) 0.921
Step counts (count/day)
 Unadjustedª 0.001 (−0.001, 0.002) 0.656 0.002 (0.001, 0.002) 0.032* −0.001 (− 0.002, 0.001) 0.106
 Adjustedd 0.001 (−0.002, 0.002) 0.538 0.001 (−0.001, 0.002) 0.776 0.001 (−0.001, 0.002) 0.860
Shorter sedentary bouts (count/day)
 Unadjustedª 0.133 (−0.237, 0.503) 0.475 −0.141 (− 0.370, 0.089) 0.226 0.180 (− 0.046, 0.405) 0.117
 Adjustedc 0.053 (−0.424, 0.531) 0.824 0.104 (−0.164, 0.371) 0.442 0.028 (−0.261, 0.316) 0.850
Prolonged sedentary bouts (count/day)
 Unadjustedª 0.207 (−0.628, 1.042) 0.623 −0.601 (−1.106, − 0.097) 0.020* 0.361 (− 0.149, 0.870) 0.163
 Adjustedc 0.487 (−0.764, 1.739) 0.440 −0.138 (− 0.849, 0.572) 0.699 − 0.329 (− 1.085, 0.427) 0.388
Sedentary breaks (count/day)
 Unadjustedª 0.136 (−0.117, 0.389) 0.288 0.148 (0.004, 0.292) 0.045* −0.107 (− 0.250,0.035) 0.138
 Adjustedc −0.155 (− 0.448, 0.138) 0.294 − 0.038 (− 0.206, 0.131) 0.658 0.142 (− 0.034, 0.317) 0.111
EE (MET.h)
 Unadjustedª 0.382 (−1.293, 2.057) 0.651 0.382 (−1.293, 2.057) 0.651 0.810 (−0.222, 1.841) 0.122
 Adjustedd −0.108 (−2.650, 2.435) 0.933 0.155 (−1.265, 1.574) 0.829 0.569 (−0.917, 2.055) 0.448
  1. ª Crude regression coefficient by simple linear regression, b Adjusted regression coefficient by multiple linear regression for BMI, age, cancer stage at diagnosis, duration since diagnosis, education level, working status, waking hours and MVPA. c Adjusted regression coefficient by multiple linear regression for BMI, age, cancer stage at diagnosis, duration since diagnosis, education level, working status, waking hours, sedentary time and MVPA. d Adjusted regression coefficient by multiple linear regression for BMI, age, cancer stage at diagnosis, duration since diagnosis, education level, working status, waking hours and sedentary time. * Significant p-value (< 0.05) for unadjusted variables. ** Significant p-value (< 0.05) for adjusted variables. MVPA Moderate to vigorous physical activity. EE (MET.h) Energy expenditure (Metabolic Equivalent of Task hours)