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Table 1 Patient characteristics for study 1

From: Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) as an aid to rehabilitation in acute respiratory disease

  All patients Able to cycle > 5 minutes at 20W unassisted Unable to cycle > 5 minutes at 20W unassisted p
n (%male) 25 (58%) 8(88%) 17(44%) 0.08
Age (yrs) 48.0 (18.8) 42.9 (12.2) 50.6 (21.3) 0.35*
FEV1 (L) 0.84(0.49-2.85) 0.97 (0.68-2.85) 0.69 (0.49-1.40) 0.03
FVC(L) 1.74 (0.80-4.55) 1.89 (1.06-4.55) 1.54 (0.80-2.31) 0.13
Resting SpO2 94.9 (3.0) 96.0 (2.7) 94.4 (3.1) 0.21*
Resting HR 97.5 (15.1) 96.8 (12.1) 97.8 (16.3) 0.87*
  1. Data are presented as mean (SD) or median (range)
  2. * unpaired t test, Wilcoxon signed rank test, Chi squared