Table 5

Secondary outcomes in COPD patients 3 and 6 months after an inhaled corticosteroid or placebo

  • 5-150 Values presented are the mean and SD in parentheses.

  • 5-151 Values presented are the mean and the 95% CI in parentheses.

  • 5-152 Values presented are the maximum distance that the patient can walk in 6 min.

  • 5-153 Dyspnoea was assessed immediately after the 6-min walking test using a 10-cm VAS anchored by the terms “extremely short of breath” (a score of 0) and “no shortness of breath” (a score of 10).

  • 5-155 Scores for quality of life are from worst to best: dyspnoea, 5 to 35; fatigue, 4 to 28; emotion, 7 to 49; mastery, 4 to 28.