Table 3

Lung function and exercise tolerance

Home, N=21Hospital, N=28Adjusted mean difference in change home versus in-hospital
(95% CI)
Baseline6 monthsBaseline6 months6 months–baseline
FEV1, L0.60±0.160.63±0.200.60±0.200.68±0.30*−0.05 (−0.14 to 0.03)
FVC, L2.19±0.552.23±0.851.94±0.492.23±0.90*−0.31 (−0.67 to 0.05)
TLC, L†7.4±1.67.8±1.57.1±1.37.3±1.20.2 (−0.4 to 0.7)
RV, L4.9±1.35.2±1.25.0±1.24.9±0.90.4 (−0.2 to 0.9)
RV%TLC65±767±1069±767±9*4 (−0.4 to 8)
6MWD, m179±93212±100*194±85231±90*−7 (−49 to 34)
  • Data are shown as mean±SD. A positive mean difference means an increase from baseline to 6 months for the home compared with the in-hospital group.

  • *P<0.05.

  • †Body plethysmography was performed in 16 (home) and 25 (in-hospital) patients, and the 6MWD in 22 (home) and 26 (in-hospital) patients.

  • FEV1, Forced Expiratory Volume in 1 second; FVC, Forced Vital Capacity; 6MWD, 6 min walking distance; RV, residual volume; TLC, total lung capacity.