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Minimum important difference of the incremental shuttle walk test distance in patients with COPD
  1. Rachael A Evans1,2,3,
  2. Sally J Singh1,2,4
  1. 1 Respiratory Sciences, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK
  2. 2 NIHR Leicester Biomedical Research Centre–Respiratory, Glenfield Hospital, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Leicester, UK
  3. 3 Respiratory Medicine, Thoracic Surgery and Allergy, Glenfield Hospital, Leicester, UK
  4. 4 Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehabilitation, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Leicester, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Rachael A Evans, Respiratory Sciences, University of Leicester, Leicester LE1 7RH, UK; re66{at}le.ac.uk

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  • Contributors RAE and SJS conceived the idea. RAE performed the data analysis. RAE and SJS were involved in data interpretation. RAE drafted the manuscript and both authors approved the final manuscript.

  • Funding RAE is funded by a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinician Scientist Fellowship (CS-2016-16-020). This research was supported by the NIHR Leicester Biomedical Research Centre - Respiratory Theme.

  • Disclaimer The views expressed in this article are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the NHS, the NIHR or the Department of Health and Social Care.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Ethics approval Local ethical committee (Leicestershire REC) approval was granted to collect the additional data at the time of the follow-up assessment.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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Footnotes

  • Contributors RAE and SJS conceived the idea. RAE performed the data analysis. RAE and SJS were involved in data interpretation. RAE drafted the manuscript and both authors approved the final manuscript.

  • Funding RAE is funded by a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinician Scientist Fellowship (CS-2016-16-020). This research was supported by the NIHR Leicester Biomedical Research Centre - Respiratory Theme.

  • Disclaimer The views expressed in this article are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the NHS, the NIHR or the Department of Health and Social Care.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Ethics approval Local ethical committee (Leicestershire REC) approval was granted to collect the additional data at the time of the follow-up assessment.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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