Table 1

Clinical and functional characteristics of the asthmatic children at baseline and final evaluations

  • Values are mean (SD) for continuous variables and frequency (approximated %) for the others.

  • FEV1 = forced expiratory volume in one second; FVC = forced vital capacity; BD = bronchodilator; V˙o 2= oxygen consumption; AT = anaerobic threshold; O2 pulse =V˙o 2/heart rate; max = relative to maximum exercise.

  • 1-150 p<0.05 (group 2 > group 1; non-paired ttest).

  • p<0.05 (final evaluation vs initial evaluation; paired t test).