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Table 2 Baseline patient characteristics

From: Low intensity, long-term outpatient rehabilitation in COPD: a randomised controlled trial

  Standard group Training group
Number 44 37
Gender 24 m / 20 f 23 m / 14 f
Age (years) 65 ± 8 63 ± 11
BMI (kg/m2) 25 ± 5 24 ± 5
FEV1 (%predicted) 45 ± 13 47 ± 13
ITGV (%predicted) 140 ± 35 150 ± 43
6MWT (m) 429 ± 92 415 ± 83
6MWT (%predicted) 67 ± 13 63 ± 13
Workmax (Watt) 75 ± 23 84 ± 30
VO2max (l/min) 1.05 ± 0.364 1.05 ± 0.398
CPET time (min) 8.9 ± 2.5 9.4 ± 3.4
Peak heart rate during CPET (1/min) 116 ± 18 121 ± 11
SF-12 PCS 33 ± 9 35 ± 10
SF-12 MCS 52 ± 13 53 ± 12
SGRQ symptoms 55 ± 20 44 ± 23
SGRQ activity 60 ± 20 57 ± 16
SGRQ impact 36 ± 17 31 ± 17
SGRQ total 47 ± 17 41 ± 15
  1. 6MWT: 6 minute walk test; BMI: body mass index; CPET: cardiopulmonary exercise testing; FEV1: forced expiratory volume in one second; ITGV: intrathoracic gas volume; SF-12 MCS: Short form-12 mental component summary scale score; SF-12 PCS: Short form-12 physical component summary scale score; SGRQ: St. George’s Respiratory Questionaire; VO2max: maximum oxygen uptake during cycle ergometry; Workmax: maximum work rate during cycle ergometry.