Abstract P5 Table
Patient characteristics
Age, years
    <503/30 (10%)
    50–8023/30 (77%)
    >804/30 (13%)
Functional respiratory dyspnoea score
    SOB on walking uphill (score 0–2)3/30 (10%)
    SOB on walking 100 yards (score 3–6)17/30 (57%)
    SOB on walking 10 steps (score 7–10)10/30 (33%)
Practical aspects
    % Preferring lightweight cylinder26/30 (87%)
    % Preferring alternative transport method to shoulder bag20/30 (67%)
        Trolley9/20 (45%)
        Rucksack11/20 (55%)
Desired improvement in exercise performance
    Mean walking distance in metres (range)∼240 (9–1800)
    % Expecting an improvement in exertional dyspnoea18/30 (60%)
% Expecting a change in activity
    Increased activity11/30 (37%)
    No change3/30 (10%)
    Not sure16/30 (53%)
Perceived disadvantages
    None8/30 (27%)
    Re transportation of cylinder7/30 (23%)
    Re fear of being embarrassed/stigmatised5/30 (17%)
    None documented10/30 (33%)
  • SOB, shortness of breath.