Physical activity in Hodgkin's lymphoma survivors with and without chronic fatigue compared with the general population - a cross-sectional study.

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http://hdl.handle.net/10143/32573
Title:
Physical activity in Hodgkin's lymphoma survivors with and without chronic fatigue compared with the general population - a cross-sectional study.
Authors:
Oldervoll, Line M; Loge, Jon H; Kaasa, Stein; Lydersen, Stian; Hjermstad, Marianne J; Thorsen, Lene; Holte, Harald; Jacobsen, Anne B; Fosså, Sophie D
Citation:
BMC cancer 2007, 7:210

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dc.contributor.authorOldervoll, Line M-
dc.contributor.authorLoge, Jon H-
dc.contributor.authorKaasa, Stein-
dc.contributor.authorLydersen, Stian-
dc.contributor.authorHjermstad, Marianne J-
dc.contributor.authorThorsen, Lene-
dc.contributor.authorHolte, Harald-
dc.contributor.authorJacobsen, Anne B-
dc.contributor.authorFosså, Sophie D-
dc.date.accessioned2008-07-21T11:09:33Z-
dc.date.available2008-07-21T11:09:33Z-
dc.date.issued2007-
dc.identifier.citationBMC cancer 2007, 7:210en
dc.identifier.issn1471-2407-
dc.identifier.pmid17997822-
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/1471-2407-7-210-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10143/32573-
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: Hodgkin's lymphoma survivors (HLSs) commonly report chronic fatigue, defined as high levels of fatigue for 6 months or more. Underlying mechanisms are poorly understood. Based upon knowledge from other populations, lifestyle parameters may be related to this increased and persistent fatigue. The primary objective of the present study was to assess self-reported levels of physical activity, smoking habits and sleep patterns in HLSs with and without chronic fatigue. The secondary objective was to compare these results with data from age and gender adjusted data from the general population (Gen-Pop). METHODS: The Fatigue Questionnaire (FQ) and questions about daily smoking, sleep patterns and level of physical activity were completed by 476 HLSs treated at Rikshospitalet-Radiumhospitalet Trust (RR). The Gen-Pop data was derived from 56.999 inhabitants in a Norwegian county responding to a mail survey. Fischer's exact test, chi square test and t-tests were used to compare groups. P-values < .05 were considered statistically significant. A logistic regression analysis was performed in comparing the Gen-Pop with the HLSs. RESULTS: Level of physical activity, smoking habits and sleep patterns did not differ significantly between HLSs with and without chronic fatigue. The multivariate logistic regression analysis adjusting for different covariates, showed significantly more physically active men among HLSs compared with the Gen-Pop (OR = 1.50, CI 1.04 - 2.17), p = .031. No significant difference was found among females (OR = 1.20, CI = 0.83 - 1.74), p = .33. CONCLUSION: Lifestyle parameters did not seem to be related to increased and persistent fatigue among HLSs. The results may indicate that the experience of Hodgkin's lymphoma increases the level of physical activity among male HLSs.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBioMed Centralen
dc.subjectVDP::Medisinske Fag: 700::Klinisk medisinske fag: 750::Hematologi: 775en
dc.subject.meshAdulten
dc.subject.meshChronic Diseaseen
dc.subject.meshCross-Sectional Studiesen
dc.subject.meshFatigueen
dc.subject.meshFemaleen
dc.subject.meshHodgkin Diseaseen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshLife Styleen
dc.subject.meshLogistic Modelsen
dc.subject.meshMaleen
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden
dc.subject.meshMotor Activityen
dc.subject.meshQuestionnairesen
dc.subject.meshSleepen
dc.subject.meshSmokingen
dc.subject.meshSurvivorsen
dc.titlePhysical activity in Hodgkin's lymphoma survivors with and without chronic fatigue compared with the general population - a cross-sectional study.en
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.typepeer revieweden
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Cancer Research & Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway. line.oldervoll@ntnu.noen
dc.contributor.departmentUllevaal University Hospitalen
dc.identifier.journalBMC canceren
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