Physical activity and obesity in endometrial cancer survivors

associations with pain, fatigue, and physical functioning

Karen Basen-Engquist, Stacie Scruggs, Anuja Jhingran, Diane C. Bodurka, Karen Lu, Lois Ramondetta, Daniel C Hughes, Cindy Carmack Taylor

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Abstract

Objective: This study aims to determine the prevalence of physical activity and obesity and their relationship to physical functioning (PF), fatigue, and pain in endometrial cancer survivors. Study Design: Surveys were mailed to 200 survivors of endometrial cancer diagnosed within the last 5 years; 61% were returned. Surveys assessed physical activity, height and weight, comorbid health problems, PF, fatigue, and pain. Results: In all, 22% exercised in the past month at the level of current public health recommendations, 41% reported no physical activity, and 38% reported some activity. A total of 16% were overweight and 50% were obese. Both lower body mass index (BMI) and higher physical activity were related to better PF. Higher physical activity was related to less fatigue, primarily for patients of normal BMI. Conclusion: Results suggest endometrial cancer survivors' obesity and inactivity contributes to poorer quality of life. This population could benefit from quality-of-life interventions incorporating physical activity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume200
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Endometrial Neoplasms
Fatigue
Survivors
Obesity
Exercise
Pain
Body Mass Index
Quality of Life
Public Health
Weights and Measures
Health
Population

Keywords

  • endometrial cancer
  • exercise
  • fatigue
  • obesity
  • pain
  • physical functioning

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  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Physical activity and obesity in endometrial cancer survivors : associations with pain, fatigue, and physical functioning. / Basen-Engquist, Karen; Scruggs, Stacie; Jhingran, Anuja; Bodurka, Diane C.; Lu, Karen; Ramondetta, Lois; Hughes, Daniel C; Carmack Taylor, Cindy.

In: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vol. 200, No. 3, 03.2009.

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Basen-Engquist, K, Scruggs, S, Jhingran, A, Bodurka, DC, Lu, K, Ramondetta, L, Hughes, DC & Carmack Taylor, C 2009, 'Physical activity and obesity in endometrial cancer survivors: associations with pain, fatigue, and physical functioning', American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol. 200, no. 3. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2008.10.010
Basen-Engquist, Karen ; Scruggs, Stacie ; Jhingran, Anuja ; Bodurka, Diane C. ; Lu, Karen ; Ramondetta, Lois ; Hughes, Daniel C ; Carmack Taylor, Cindy. / Physical activity and obesity in endometrial cancer survivors : associations with pain, fatigue, and physical functioning. In: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2009 ; Vol. 200, No. 3.
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