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Table 3 The results obtained to monitoring effort tolerance (6 MWT) and quality of life (SGQ)

From: The usefulness of pedometry in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

COPD stage (N. patients) 6 Minutes walking test (meters) Quality of life (SGQ -%)
Initially After 6 months Changes Initially After 6 months Changes
COPD II (12) 472.50±63.29 524.58± 62,28 +52 42.47±5.98 38.08±5.20 −4.3
COPD III(29) 415.03±100.0 456.31±109.0 +41 68.17±10.52 62.81±9.549 −5.3
COPD IV(33) 350.20±83.76 383.36±86.75 +33 75,33±12.60 68.58±11.82 −6.7
  1. The control group of 21 patients with COPD that did not follow the PRP, was evaluated under similar conditions. An increase in DPA of + 52.14 steps/day was noticed without being statistically significant (p = 0.25).