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Table 2 Mean SPPB, 6MWD and mMRC score at baseline (pre-test) and after 4 weeks of pulmonary rehabilitation (post-test)

From: An evaluation of the short physical performance battery following pulmonary rehabilitation in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

  n Pre-test Post-test Change Effect size p value
SPPB total score 45 9.9 ± 1.7 11.1 ± 1.7 1.2 ± 0.9 0.7 < 0.001
SPPB subtests
 Balance 45 3.7 ± 0.7 3.8 ± 0.7 0.0 ± 0.4 0.0 0.735
 4MGS 45 3.5 ± 0.7 3.8 ± 0.4 0.3 ± 0.5 0.5 < 0.001
 5STS 45 2.6 ± 1.0 3.5 ± 0.9 0.9 ± 0.7 0.9 < 0.001
6MWD 35 410 ± 88 426 ± 99 16 ± 53 0.2 0.071
mMRC 42 2.8 ± 0.9 2.2 ± 1.2 -0.6 ± 1.2 0.5 0.003
  1. Data are presented as mean ± SD and Cohen’s d effect size of change
  2. SPPB short physical performance battery, 4MGS four-meter gait speed, 5STS five sit-to-stand, 6MWD six-minute walk distance, mMRC dyspnea scale modified Medical Research Council dyspnea scale