Table 5.

Univariate nonparametric correlations between spontaneous physical activity and maximum exercise capacity, and measures of nutrition (weight loss, FFM) and inflammation (ESR, CRP, serum albumin) in cancer patients

SPA*PME*P
Weight loss (%)−0.36<0.0002−0.30<0.02
ESR (mm/h)−0.27<0.006−0.37<0.003
CRP (mg/L)−0.28<0.004NS
Serum albumin (g/L)0.48<0.00010.29<0.02
FFM (kg)−0.35<0.00030.55<0.0001
ME (W)0.41<0.009NS
  • NOTE: Whole body FFM.

    Abbreviations: SPA, spontaneous physical activity; ME, maximum exercise; NS, not significant.

  • * Spearman rank correlation coefficient based on results from 49 cancer patients.