Table 1

Characteristics of the responders (N = 100)

N

(%)

Mean

(SD)

Range


Age (years)

66.1

(8.3)

42–82

Gender

Male

51

(51)

Female

49

(49)

Spirometry

FEV1 (litre)a

1.31

(0.50)

0.42–2.54

FEV1% predicteda

46.0

(15.0)

16–79

FEV1/FVC%a

51.6

(12.5)

28–69

Transcutaneus oxygen saturation (SaO2%)a

96.0

(1.9)

88–99

Breathlessness (SGRQ)b

(0–100)

49.8

(27.8)

0.0–97.5

Anxiety (HADS-A)b

(0–21)

5.9

(3.9)

0.0–17.0

Depression (HADS-D)b

(0–21)

4.5

(3.7)

0.0–19.0

Exercise capacity (ISWT)a

(metre)

336.7

(163.9)

57.0–770.0

Physical health summary scale (SF-36)a

38.4

(9.9)

14.7–58.2

Mental health summary scale(SF-36)a

48.6

(10.4)

20.8–68.3


aHigher score indicate better lung function, oxygen saturation, exercise capacity and physical and mental health.bHigher score indicate more breathlessness, anxiety and depression.

Bentsen et al. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:115   doi:10.1186/1477-7525-6-115

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