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Table 2 Baseline data for fatigue and quality of life in anorexia/cachexia

From: Progressive resistance training in cachectic head and neck cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy: a randomized controlled pilot feasibility trial

Variable All
(n = 20)
Intervention (n = 10) Control
(n = 10)
P value
Fatigue
 MFI general fatigue (4–20) 10.7 ± 3.3
(5–16)
11.3 ± 3.7
(5–16)
10.1 ± 2.9
(6–14)
0.393
 MFI physical fatigue (4–20) 11.0 ± 4.1
(4–20)
12.0 ± 5.0
(4–20)
10.0 ± 2.9
(6–14)
0.393
 MFI reduced activity (4–20) 11.5 ± 4.0
(4–20)
11.5 ± 5.0
(4–20)
11.4 ± 2.7
(6–15)
0.912
 MFI reduced motivation (4–20) 8.8 ± 3.9
(4–16)
8.6 ± 4.2
(4–16)
9.0 ± 3.9
(5–16)
0.853
 MFI mental fatigue (4–20) 8.0 ± 4.1
(4–20)
7.6 ± 4.9
(4–20)
8.3 ± 3.4
(4–13)
0.436
Quality of life in anorexia/cachexia
 FACT-G total score (0–108) 77.9 ± 15.2a
(49–104)
80.1 ± 11.2b
(61–96)
75.7 ± 18.8b
(49–104)
0.730
  1. an = 18, bn = 9 (three patients had a overall item response rate smaller than 80%)