Table 1: Baseline characteristics of participants in both study groups.

Mindful walking intervention ( No intervention control ( )

Age (mean ± SD)52.3 ± 8.6 49.5 ± 8.8
Gender (male, %)4 (11.1%)3 (7.9%)
Body mass index (mean ± SD)24.6 ± 4.8 25.9 ± 4.6
Level of perceived psychological distress on visual analogue scale (mean ± SD)**71.3 ± 13.1 70.7 ± 12.4
Cohen's Perceived Stress Scale (mean ± SD)**33.1 ± 6.132.9 ± 7.0
Quality of life: SF-36—physical component score (mean ± SD)*50.8 ± 8.350.1 ± 9.3
Quality of life: SF-36—mental component score (mean ± SD)*31.7 ± 8.836.3 ± 10.2
Expectation of improvement ( , %)32 (88.9%)35 (92.1%)

*Higher values indicating better QoL, **lower values indicating less distress.