Table 3

Types of exercise considered as options for exercise airway clearance therapy during times of stable cystic fibrosis

Exercise typeMedian agreementIQR agreementProportion of scores ranked 7%–9%ModeMedian duration (min)IQR duration (min)
Consensus reached as options for ExACT
Aerobics87–984.3253525–45
Basketball/netball/volleyball87–979.0253525–45
Body combat87–980.7253025–42.5
Boxing87–984.3252525–37.5
Circuit training/crossfit87–989.5252525–45
Cycling87–982.4253525–55
Dance86–973.7553525–55
Football/hockey (field, roller, ice)/rugby87–980.7554525–55
High-intensity interval training98–991.2252525–35
Rowing87–978.9253525–55
Running/jogging/orienteering88–984.3253025–37.5
Skipping88–989.5252525–35
Squash87–984.2253525–45
Swimming86–973.6253525–55
Trampolining87–980.7253525–45
Consensus not reached as options for ExACT
Climbing75–857.9
Gardening42–617.6
Gymnastics75–868.5
Horse riding64–840.3
Kayaking75–857.9
Martial arts (judo, karate, etc)76–866.7
Mountaineering75–850.9
Surfing/paddling75–850.9
Table tennis64–849.2
Tennis/badminton86–966.7
Walking at a fast pace75–852.7
Weight (resistance) training64–845.6
Wii Fit (or other online exercise)64–849.1
Yoga53–728.1
  • Modes were selected based on being performed at a moderate-high intensity that makes the person breathe deeply and with assessment breaths, coughs and coughs. Median agreement is scored on a scale of 0–9, where 0 represents total disagreement and nine represents total agreement. Scores between 7 and 9 were considered to represent good agreement. Consensus was achieved when >70% of participants scored between 7 and 9 on any statement.

  • ExACT, exercise as airway clearance therapy.