Table 2

Baseline lung function
Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 All p-value
(Paraplegics) (Tetraplegics) (Single limb amputees; blind athletes)
Mean TLC L (SD) 6.54 (1.57) 5.34 (2.03) 7.40 (1.80) 6.73 (1.73) 0.11
Mean RV L (SD) 2.35(0.87) 2.03 (0.49) 2.57 (1.21) 2.40 (0.97) 0.64
Mean FRC L (SD) 3.34 (1.06) 2.57 (0.74) 3.97 (1.46) 3.49 (1.23) 0.12
Mean VC L (SD) 4.19 (0.99) 3.31 (1.74) 4.84 (0.77) 4.34 (1.04) 0.03
Mean ERV L (SD) 0.99 (0.44) 0.54 (0.38) 1.40 (0.48) 1.09 (0.50) <0.01
Mean FVC L (SD) 4.01 (0.88) 3.14 (1.76) 4.74 (0.77) 4.18 (1.00) 0.01
Mean FEV1 L (SD) 3.48 (0.68) 2.80 (1.75) 4.10 (0.68) 3.63 (0.83) 0.01
Mean NO ppb (SD) 31.2 (26.4) 51.7 (30.8) 25.4 (7.8) 30.8 (22.9) 0.24

Legend: L = liters; SD = standard deviation; TLC = total lung capacity; RV = reserve volume; FRC = functional reserve volume; VC = vital capacity; ERV = endexpiratory reserve volume; FVC = forced vital capacity; FEV1 = forced expiratory volume in one second; p-values are given for the difference between the three neurologically defined groups (one-way ANOVA).

Osthoff et al.

Osthoff et al. BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2013 5:7   doi:10.1186/2052-1847-5-7

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