Table 2

Summary of effect of exercise intervention

Mean between-group differenceLower 95% CIUpper 95% CIStatistical power*
Dronkers et al,23 preoperative intervention
 Timed Up and Go (s)−1.20−2.780.3831.2
 Chair rise (s)−5.40−9.24−1.5677.3
 Physical activity (min/day)44.00−141.82229.827.3
 Abbreviated Fatigue Questionnaire−3.90−7.41−0.3957.6
 EORTC QLQ-C30 (Global Health)−4.00−15.577.5710.2
 EORTC QLQ-C30 (Functional Scale)12.00−28.2652.8687.4
 EORTC QLQ-C30 (Symptom Scale)36.00−31.09103.0917.7
Ahn et al, 24  postoperative intervention
 Timed one-leg stand (s)−7.28−16.251.6940.0
 Sit-to-stand (repetitions)−2.00−5.781.7817.7
 Tecumseh step test (heart rate, beats/min)10.291.6318.9564.8
  • *Probability of rejecting a false null hypothesis (where α=0.05), for a between-group comparison of means at study endpoint.