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Research Article

Effectiveness of Core Stability Exercises and Recovery Myofascial Release Massage on Fatigue in Breast Cancer Survivors: A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial

Table 2

Patient’s characteristics and comparisons between both breast cancer survivor groups.

VariableControl Group ( )CUIDATE program ( ) value

Age (y), mean (SD)48 (9)49 (9)0.415
Time after treatment, (%)
 <12 months29 (82.9)22 (68.8) 0.176
 >12 months6 (17.1)10 (31.3)
Civil status, (%)
 Married21 (60.0)20 (62.5) 0.718
 Unmarried8 (22.9) 5 (15.6)
 Divorced6 (17.1) 7 (21.9)
Educational level, (%)
 Low13 (37.1)11 (34.4) 0.481
 Medium 6 (17.1)8 (25.0)
 University level16 (45.7)13 (40.6)
Employment status, (%)
 Home employed8 (22.9)7 (21.9) 0.586
 Employed14 (40.0)10 (31.3)
 Un employed13 (37.1)15 (46.9)
Tumor stage, (%)
 I12 (34.3)4 (12.5) 0.145
 II16 (45.7)23 (71.9)
 IIIA 7 (20.0)5 (15.6)
Type of surgery, (%)
 Tumorectomy21 (60.0)21 (65.6) 0.596
 Mastectomy14 (40.0)11 (34.4)
Type of treatment (%)
 Radiation1 (2.9)1 (3.1) 0.991
 Chemotherapy3 (8.6)3 (9.4)
 Radiation + chemotherapy31 (88.6)28 (87.5)
Menopause, (%)
 Yes20 (57.1)24 (75.0) 0.197
 Not15 (42.9)8 (25.0)
Physical activity (METS/h*day)7.94 (3.37)8.63 (3.85)0.364

* values for comparisons among group based on Chi-square and analysis of variance tests.

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