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Table 2 Effects of pulmonary rehabilitation (n = 50)

From: Diaphragmatic excursion is correlated with the improvement in exercise tolerance after pulmonary rehabilitation in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

  Baseline After PR p value
CAT 14 (10–20) 10 (5.8–18) < 0.001
6MWD, m 378 ± 88 411 ± 100 < 0.001
mBorg scale dyspnoea 5 (4–7) 4 (2–6) 0.02
mBorg scale leg fatigue 2 (1–5) 2 (0.9–3) < 0.001
QMS, kgf/kg 0.54 ± 0.14 0.72 ± 0.13 < 0.001
  1. CAT COPD assessment test, 6MWD 6-min walk distance, mBorg modified Borg, QMS quadriceps muscle strength. Values are presented as means ± standard deviations or median (inter-quartile)