Table 3

Quality of life and dyspnoea score changes using Short Form 36 (SF-36) and University of California San Diego Shortness of Breath (UCSD SOB) questionnaire

Quality of life/dyspnoeaBaseline
N=15
Mean (SD)
12 weeks
N=15
Mean (SD)
p Value*
UCSD SOB87 (17.1)73.1 (21)0.002
SF-36 PCS aggregate27.1 (5.8)28 (8.8)0.479
SF-36 MCS aggregate38 (11)44.2 (10.7)0.005
Individual SF-36 domains
 Physical functioning†10.0 (15.0)25.0 (30.0)0.003†
 Role—physical22.4 (6.6)28.6 (9.4)0.024
 Bodily pain47.6 (11.1)39.4 (9.4)0.049
 General health28.4 (7.6)30.8 (7.6)0.173
 Vitality36.9 (10.4)41.9 (9.1)0.026
 Social functioning28.0 (9.4)33.9 (13.6)0.014
 Role—emotional25.9 (13.2)34.4 (11.1)0.006
 Mental health42.4 (10.8)45.3 (9.6)0.150
  • *Paired t test p value presented, except when Wilcoxon signed rank indicated.

  • †Data are non-normally distributed; median (IQR) and Wilcoxon signed rank p value presented.

  • MCS, Mental Component Summary; PCS, Physical Component Summary.