Table 2

Mean (SD) baseline pulmonary function and exercise capacity

Order of care
Nurse–doctor (n=39)Doctor–nurse (n=41)
FEV1=forced expiratory volume in 1 second;
FVC=forced vital capacity.
Age (years)63.7 (10.3)53.1 (13.8)
Female, n (%)26 (67%)29 (71%)
FEV1 (%)70.4 (23.4)70.3 (17.5)
FVC (%)87.0 (18.6)85.5 (16.6)
12 min walk distance (m)712 (175)758 (204)