Table 1

Baseline characteristics
Total (n=24) Singing group (n=13) Control group (n=11)
Age (yrs) 68.3 (9.7) 68.6 (10.7) 67.9 (8.8)
FEV1% predicted 53.1 (22.0) 44.4 (14.4) 63.5 (25.5)
Exacerbation rate yr-1 1.83 (2.1) 2.00 (2.6) 1.64 (1.4)
Breath Hold (s) 27.8 (12.2) 29.0 (13.8) 26.3 (10.6)
Single Breath Counting (n) 19.8 (9.0) 21.5 (9.8) 17.9 (8.1)
HAD anxiety 5.58 (3.3) 5.69 (3.3) 5.45 (3.6)
HAD depression 6.00 (3.6) 7.23 (3.6) 4.5 (3.3)
SF36 PCS 42.8 (18.2) 36.5 (13.8) 50.3 (20.6)
SF36 MCS 53.6 (20.9) 48.2 (20.8) 60.0 (20.1)
CAT score 18.9 (8.86) 19.0 (10.03) 19.0 (7.7)
ISWT (m) 321.7 (168.9) 275.4 (196.1) 376.4 (115.6)
O2 satn recovery (s) 35.1 (44.8) 43.2 (5) 95.4 (50.2)
HR recovery (s) 147.5 (82.8) 144.4 (89.6) 25.5 (30.3)
Subjective recovery (s) 92.6 (47.8) 90.3 (47.6) 151.1 (78.1)
Steps (steps per day) 5791 (3463) 5277(3794) 6525 (3051)
Sedentary time (minutes per day) 856 (358) 934(262) 744 (463)
Physical activity duration (minutes per day) 457(263) 535(309) 402 (226)
Active energy expenditure (KJ per day) 1098(602) 1009 (506) 1223 (742)

FEV1 forced expiratory volume in one second; CAT, COPD assessment test score; HAD, hospital anxiety and depression score; SF-36 short form 36 health status score; PCS, physical component score; MCS, mental component score; ISWT incremental shuttle walk test; HR, heart rate (all p>0.05).

Lord et al.

Lord et al. BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2012 12:69   doi:10.1186/1471-2466-12-69

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