Skip to main content

Table 1 Descriptors of the participants with COPD

From: Whole-body vibration as a mode of dyspnoea free physical activity: a community-based proof-of-concept trial

Descriptor Pre Post  
  Mean SD 95% CI Mean SD 95% CI
FEV1 (L BTPS) 1.4 0.5 ± 1.0 1.6 0.6 ± 1.2
FEV1 % predicted 52.1 17.5 ± 34.3 58.2 19.4 ± 38.0
FVC (L BTPS) 2.8 0.8 ± 1.6 3.1 0.8 ± 1.6
FVC % predicted 80.3 16.1 ± 31.6 84.5 17.3 ± 33.9
FER % 52.0 13.7 ± 26.9 52.7 11.8 ± 23.1
PEF (L.sec-1) 3.8 1.4 ± 2.7 4.2 0.9 ± 1.8
Age (years) 69 8     
Stature (m) 1.7 0.9     
Mass (kg) 83.9 19.2     
BMI (kg.m-2) 24.7 5.1     
SBP (mmHg) 136 15     
DBP (mmHg) 73 11     
  1. BMI: body mass index. SBP: systolic blood pressure. DBP: diastolic blood pressure.