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Table 4 Descriptive and comparative analysis between genders for quality of life and functional capacity variables

From: Depression diagnosed by the mini international neuropsychiatric interview plus (MINI) in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: relationship with functional capacity and quality of life

Variable Total Males Females (p value)
n = 54 n = 30 n = 24
SGRQSYMPTOMS (%) 53.85 ± 20.22 53.41 ± 19.70 54.39 ± 21.26 0.766
SGRQACTIVITY (%) 66.44 ± 17.65 63.78 ± 17.62 69.75 ± 17.49 0.238
SGRQIMPACT (%) 38.63 ± 22.15 34.51 ± 21.45 43.78 ± 22.38 0.259
SGRQTOTAL (%) 49.59 ± 18.42 46.53 ± 17.95 53.41 ± 18.66 0.244
6MWD (meters) 445.2 ± 95.81 468.2 ± 105.0* 416.3 ± 75.44 0.005
6MWD (% of predicted) 97.21 ± 24.40 101.6 ± 27.24 91.74 ± 19.48 0.123
UULEX (# of arm elevations) 257.2 ± 82.15 281.9 ± 89.26* 226.4 ± 61.02 0.016
  1. Data expressed as mean ± standard deviation
  2. SGRQ saint george’s respiratory questionnaire—total score and scores on symptoms, activity, and impact domains, 6MWD six-minute walking distance, UULEX unsupported upper-limb exercise test