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Table 4 Exercise capacities, quality of life and psychological characteristics assessed before and after pulmonary rehabilitation (n = 47)

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

  Before PR After PR p-value
6MWT distance (m) 435 [356–461] 433 [365–450] NS
6MST steps (nb) 455 [305–574] 493 [339–609] 0.02
TUG time (s) 9 [8–13] 8.5 [7–10] 0.054
10CS time (s) 27 [24–51] 25 [20–33] 0.04
VSRQ total score 46 [37–57] 53 [39–62] 0.06
HAD total score 11 [8–17] 10 [7–17] 0.054
 Anxiety score 7 [5–10] 6 [3–8] 0.03
 Depression score 4 [3–9] 5 [2–9] NS
  1. Exercise capacities, quality of life and psychological characteristics before and after pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) from the 47 patients who completed the pulmonary rehabilitation program were compared. 6MWT: 6-min walk test distance [10], 6MST steps: number of steps in the 6-min stepper test [11], TUG: timed Up and Go test [12], 10CS: ten chair stands [13], 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. Results are given as medians with interquartile ranges. Comparisons were performed by a Wilcoxon test for paired data. Differences were considered to be statistically significant when p ≤ 0.05 (p < 0.1 are detailed)