Table 2

Chronic respiratory questionnaire subscale score, pulmonary function and 6-minute walking test differences from baseline to 3 and 12 months
Control n = 23 RHB n = 22 RHBM n = 26
3 months 12 months 3 months 12 months 3 months 12 months
CRQ
Fatigue 0.4 (−0.05-0.7) 0.2 (−0.1-0.6) 0.03 (−0.3-0.4) 0.3 (−0.1-0.6) 0.5 (0.2-0.8)* 0.56 (0.2-0.9)*
Mastery −0.6 (−1.1- - 0.1)* 0.3 (−0.5-1.2) −1.01 (−1.5- -0.5)* 0.01 (−0.8-0.8) −0.3 (−0.8-0.15) 0.79 (0.03-1.5)*
Dyspnea −0.5(−0.9- - 0.1)* −0.4 (−0. 8–0.01) 0.3 (−0.1-0.7) 0.07 (−0.3-0.5) −0.2 (−0.6-0.2) −0.23 (−0.6-0.1)
Emotion 0.5 (0.06-1.01)* 0.00 (−0.6-0.6) 0.7 (0. 3–1.2)* 0.5 (−0.13-1.11) 0.9 (0.5-1.3)* 0.7 (0.2-1.3)*
FVC (l) −1.5 (−4.7-1.7) 1.42 (−2.4-5.3) 0.5 (−2.8-3.9) 3.0 (−1.04-7.05) −2.4 (−5.5-0.6) −0.9 (−4.7-2.7)
FEV1 (l) 0.8 (−2.5-4.2) −0.22 (−1.3-0.9) −0.03 (−3.5-3.5) −0.1 (−1.3-0.9) −2.1 (−5.3-1.1) −1.2 (−2.2- - 0.1)*
FEV1/FVC 0.8 (−1.9-3.6) 3.03 (0.6-5.5)* −0.5 (−3.3-2.2) −1.8 (−4.3-0.6) −0.3 (−2.8-2.2) −0.08 (−2.3-2.1)
Walking test (m) 27.3 (4.4-50.3)* 33.2 (8.2-58.3)* 0.9 (−22.6-24.3) 20.2 (−5.3-45.8) 19.5 (−2.07-41.1) 19.7 (−3.8-43.3)

Within-group differences from baseline (95%CI).

*P < 0.05. Values are means and 95%CI’s. A difference greater than 0.5 (improvement) or greater than −0.5 ( deterioration) in CRQ scores, is considered clinically important.

m = meters.

Román et al.

Román et al. BMC Family Practice 2013 14:21   doi:10.1186/1471-2296-14-21

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