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Table 2 Exercise test results for the 6MWT and the ICT, health-related quality of life and physical activity data

From: Functional exercise capacity and health-related quality of life in people with asbestos related pleural disease: an observational study

  mean (SD)
6MWT n=25
6MWD, m 486 (68)
6MWD, % pred 76 (11)
Resting SpO2, % 97 (1)
Desaturation, % 4 (3)
Peak PR, % pred* 67 (11)
Dyspnoea at test end 2 (2)
RPE at test end 1 (2)
ICT n=25
Work ratepeak, W 114 (36)
Work ratepeak, % pred 71 (21)
VO2 peak, % pred 83 (22)
VE, L/min 54 (14)
VE/MVV 63 (16)
Resting SpO2, % 99 (1)
Desaturation, % 1 (2)
PR, % pred 82 (13)
Dyspnoea at peak 4 (2)
RPE at peak 5 (2)
HRQoL n=25
SGRQ Symptoms 29 (21)
SGRQ Activity 34 (22)
SGRQ Impacts 15 (14)
SGRQ Total 23 (15)
Physical activity n=23
Average daily steps 9072 (3186)
Average daily METs 1.3 (0.2)
Average daily EE, cal 2630 (459)
  1. SD = standard deviation; 6MWT = six-minute walk test; n = number; 6MWD = six-minute walk distance; m = metre; % pred = percentage of predicted value; SpO 2 = oxygen saturation; PR = pulse rate; RPE = rate of perceived exertion; ICT = incremental cycle test; W = watts; VO2peak % pred = percent of predicted normal maximal oxygen uptake; VE = minute ventilation; MVV = maximal voluntary ventilation; HRQoL = health-related quality of life; SGRQ = St George’s Respiratory Questionnaire; METs = metabolic equivalent; EE = energy expenditure; cal = calorie.
  2. * Predicted PR = 220 - age.