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Table 2 Daily dose of inhaled corticosteroids and rescue medication at baseline

From: The efficacy of a comprehensive lifestyle modification programme based on yoga in the management of bronchial asthma: a randomized controlled trial

Type of medication Yoga
(No. of subjects)
Control
(No. of subjects)
p -value
Mean inhaled steroid dose, μg/day
(mean ± SD)§
320.4 ± 158.8
(n = 17)
360 ± 151.4
(n = 15)
0.48
Rescue medication use (puffs/day)¥ 2.27 ± 1.5
(n = 26)
1.98 ± 2.09
(n = 20)
0.19
  1. § Daily dose of inhaled steroids in beclomethasone μg equivalents over the past 1-2 wk.
  2. These were calculated on the assumption that beclomethasone 2000 μg = budesonide 1600 μg = fluticasone 1000 μg.
  3. ¥ Rescue medication = Inhaled rescue bronchodilator intake (puffs/day) use per day and an average for 2 weeks preceding the study visit.
  4. p-value obtained from Chi-square analysis or Mann-Whitney U test.