Table 3

Chronic respiratory questionnaire subscale score, pulmonary function and 6-minute walking test differences from baseline to 3 and 12 months
3 months 12 months
RHB-Control n = 23 RHBM-Control n = 22 RHBM-RHB n = 26 RHB-Control n = 23 RHBM-Control n = 22 RHBM-RHB n = 26
CRQ
Fatigue −0.3 (−0.9-0.2) 0.09 (−0.5-0.6) 0.4 (−0.1-0.9) 0.02 (−0.6-0.6) 0.3 (−0.3-0.9) 0.3 (−0.3-0.9)
Mastery −0.4 (−1.3-0.5) 0.3 (−0.5-1.1) 0.7 (−0.1-1.5) −0.3 (−1.8-1.1) 0.4 (−0.9-1.8) 0.8 (−0.6-2.1)
Dyspnea 0.8 (0.05-1.5)* 0.3 (−0.4-0.9) −0.5 (−1.2-0.2) 0.5 (−0.2-1.1) 0.1 (−0.5-0.8) −0.3 (−0.9-0.3)
Emotion 0.2 (−0.6-0.9) 0.3 (−0.5-1.1) 0.1 (−0.6-0.9) 0.5 (−0.6-1.6) 0.7 (−0.3-1,8) 0.3 (−0.8-1.3)
FVC (l) 2.05 (−3.7-7.8) −0.9 (−6.4-4.5) −2.9 (−8.6-2.6) 1.6 (−5.2-8.4) −2.4 (−8.9-4.1) −3.9 (−10.7-2.7)
FEV1 (l) −0.9 (−6.8-5.04) −2.9 (−8.6-2.7) −2.05 (−7.8-3.7) 0.07 (−1.8-1.9) −0.9 (−2.8-0.9) −1.04 (−2.9-0.8)
FEV1/FVC −1.4 (−6.1-3.4) −1.12 (−5.7-3.4) 0.2 (−4.3-4.8) −4.8 (−9.1- -0.6)* −3.1 (−7.2-0.9) 1.7 (−2.3-5.8)
Walking test (m) −26.4 (−66.5-13.6) −7.8 (−46.3-30.7) 18.6 (−20.3-57.8) −12.9 (−56.7-30.7) −13.5 (−55.5-28.5) −0.5 (−43.02-41.9)

*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.

Between-group differences (RHB group minus control group, RHBM minus control, RHBM-RHB).

Román et al.

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

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