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Table 2 Exercise parameters where workload held constant (Study 1)

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

  Without NIV With NIV P value
Tlim 184.4 (65.2) 331.1 (229.1) 0.04*
Resting SpO2 94.83 (2.17) 94.83 (2.55) 1.00*
Resting HR 94.33 (16.99) 93.83 (18.45) 0.86*
ΔSpO2 (%) -7.33 (5.12) -3.83 (4.90) 0.029
ΔHR (min-1) 16.33 (11.54) 16.33 (7.46) 0.93
Borg dyspnoea 3.72 (1.90) 3.86 (1.87) 0.62
Borg Leg discomfort 11.36 (2.29) 11.00 (2.86) 0.83
  1. All data presented as mean (SD) or median (range). Tlim, endurance time on cycle ergometer at 20W; SpO2, oxygen saturation; HR, heart rate. Borg scores were recorded at end of exercise. *paired t test, Wilcoxon signed rank test.
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