Table 3. Baseline physiological characteristics for selected secondary dependent variables.
Variable Group Mean (±SD) P-value/d
VO2peak(mL·kg-1· min-1) CA 22.3 (6.3)* .03/0.7
NC 27.7 (7.6)
HRmax(bpm) CA 155(16) * .001/1.3
NC 172(10)
TOF(minutes) CA 10.7 (3.7) * .01/0.9
NC 14.0 (3.5)
BLa@stage2(mmol/L) CA 2.70 (.79) .2/0.25
NC 2.90 (.81)
SC@rest(μg/dL) CA .13 (.05) .59/0.2
NC .14 (.07)
CA = cancer group; NC = non-cancer group; VO2peak = peak volume of oxygen uptake; HR = heart rate; TOF = time of fatigue; BLa = blood lactate accumulation; SC = salivary cortisol concentration. *Significantly different (p < 0.05) versus the NC group. “d” indicates Cohen’s d as a measure of effect size.