TABLE 2

Physical performance and quality of life

Early PR group change from baselineStable PR group change from baselineDifference between groups (95% CI)p-value
Incremental shuttle walk test m
 Baseline193.3±8.8192.7±9.0
 2 months72.4±9.5***38.5±9.5***33.9 (4.2–63.7)0.02
 6 months68.1±10.0***50.4±10.0***17.7 (−13.3–48.7)0.26
Endurance shuttle walk test s
 Baseline239±42.4253±44.1
 2 months399±45.5***259±45.6***140 (−2.0–282.8)0.05
 6 months332±47.8***307±47.6***25 (−123.4–171.9)0.75
COPD Assessment Test score
 Baseline15.8±0.515.2±0.6
 2 months−3.5±0.6**−2.1±0.6**−1.4 (−3.4–0.6)0.17
 6 months−3.6±0.6**−2.2±0.6**−1.4 (−3.5–0.6)0.18

Data are presented as change from baseline±se unless otherwise stated. PR: pulmonary rehabilitation. **: p<0.01; ***: p<0.001.