Table 1

Demographics and baseline observations

ParticipantAge
(years)
GenderBMIModified Borg dyspnoea score at restSaO2 on air (%)FEV1 (L)FEV1 % predictedVC (L)PiMax (cmH2O)Sniff pressure (cmH2O)
159M23.22950.85313.6458Declined
272Fx4.5900.58351.5639Declined
365M223940.84292.865711
462M22.6393.51.47522.918059
575F38.70920.84401.853915
668M32.7188.50.61231.3531Declined
758F322941.35593.3463Unrepeatable
8*56FxxxxxxxX
971M24.73900.66251.5372Declined
1067F290951.1622.336052
1171M23.70.588.50.75303.2136Unrepeatable
  • *Participant dropped out after initial interview prior to baseline measures.

  • BMI, body mass index; FEV1, forced expiratory volume in 1 s; FVC, forced vital capacity; PiMax, maximum inspiratory pressure; SaO2, oxygen saturation; VC, vital capacity.