Table 1

Baseline characteristics (n=308)

VariablePR (n=154)Home (n=154)P value
Age (years)71 (9)71 (10)0.76
Gender (male: %)47490.82
FEV1 (L)1.04 (0.52)1.08 (0.57)0.54
FEV1 (% predicted)45.3 (20.3)45.7 (19.7)0.87
FEV1/FVC0.46 (0.13)0.47 (0.14)0.39
MRC dyspnoea score4 (1)4 (1)1.0
BMI (kg/m2)27.9 (7.2)28.3 (7.8)0.97
Social deprivation index decile*6 (2))6 (2)0.49
Smoking status (%) current:former:never19:71:1121:68:110.85
LTOT (%)8110.33
ABOT (%)10110.85
4MGS (m/s)0.76 (0.28)0.76 (0.28)0.29
ISW (m)146 (132)146 (135)0.92
CRQ-dyspnoea13.1 (5.8)13.2 (5.7)0.45
CRQ-fatigue13.3 (5.2)12.4 (5.4)0.30
CRQ-emotion29.2 (10.1)28.9 (9.8)0.58
CRQ-mastery16.3 (5.7)17.1 (5.8)0.74
CRQ-total70.4 (22.2)71.9 (22.3)0.55
  • Data reported as mean (SD) unless stated otherwise.

  • *Lower values indicate greater deprivation.

  • ABOT, ambulatory oxygen therapy; BMI, body mass index; CRQ, Chronic Respiratory Questionnaire; ISW, incremental shuttle walk; LTOT, long-term oxygen therapy;4MGS, four metre gait speed; MRC, Medical Research Council; PR, pulmonary rehabilitation.