Table 1

Mean (SE) baseline demographic data, exercise assessments, and health status

Four week group (n=23) Seven week group (n=21)
No of men1414
Age1-150 69 (49–84 )68 (48–84)
Pack years1-150 38 (5–100)47 (15–140)
FEV1 (l)1.03 (0.07)1.08 (0.10)
SWT (m)140.00 (13.90)187.62 (26.23)
TET (min)1-160 3.44 (4.55)4.58 (7.36)
BPQ16.05 (0.90)14.53 (0.96)
CRQ: dyspnoea2.65 (0.20)2.63 (0.05)
CRQ: fatigue2.86 (0.21)3.42 (0.21)
CRQ: emotion3.64 (0.22)4.36 (0.20)
CRQ: mastery3.60 (0.19)4.34 (0.29)
CRQ: total3.21 (0.15)3.70 (0.17)
  • FEV1 = forced expiratory volume in one second: SWT = shuttle walking test; TET = treadmill endurance test; BPQ = Breathing Problems Questionnaire; CRQ = Chronic Respiratory Questionnaire.

  • 1-150 Median (range).

  • 1-160 Median (interquartile range).