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Table 3 Correlations between patients exercise capacities and their baseline characteristics (n = 71)

From: Real-life feasibility of home-based pulmonary rehabilitation in chemotherapy-treated patients with thoracic cancers: a pilot study

  6MWT distance (m) 6MST steps (nb) TUG time (s) 10CS time (s)
Lung cancer stage NS NS NS NS
WHO performance status r = − 0.45, p = 0.001 r = − 0.49, p < 0.001 NS r = 0.45, p = 0.007
mMRC dyspnea stage r = − 0.50, p < 0.001 r = − 0.50, p < 0.001 NS r = 0.51, p = 0.004
VSRQ total score r = 0.36, p = 0.018 r = 0.41, p = 0.002 NS r = − 0.36, p = 0.03
HAD total score NS r = − 0.28, p = 0.04 NS r = 0.35, p = 0.04
  1. Correlations were tested by the spearman rank-ordered correlation test. Differences were considered to be statistically significant when p ≤ 0.05. 6MWT 6-min walk test distance, 6MST 6-min stepper test, TUG timed Up and Go test, 10CS ten chair stands [10,11,12,13]. WHO World Health Organization, mMRC modified Medical Research Council dyspnea scale, VSRQ visual simplified respiratory questionnaire global score ranging from 80 (best health status) to 0 (poorest health status) [15], HAD Hospital Anxiety and Depression scale ranging from 0 (best psychological status) to 42 (worse psychological status) [17], NS not significant