Table 2

Features of participants according to whether they were able to complete the valsalva manoeuvre

Variable

Mean/median

Valsalva completed

Mean/median

Valsalva not completed

P value


Weight loss (Kg)

4.3

7.8

0.09 (t = -1.7)


BMI

26

22.6

< 0.0001 (t = 4.9)


TUAG (secs)

14.06*

18.7*

< 0.0001


Grip strength (kg)

24.5*

18.0*

< 0.0001


Tiredness (ESAS)

3*

4*

0.2


Age (years)

65.4

71.5

0.001 (t = -3.3)


*Median value

Stone et al. BMC Palliative Care 2012 11:3   doi:10.1186/1472-684X-11-3

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