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Table 3 Results of pulmonary function indices during the study

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

Parameter Group Week 0 Week 2 Week 4 Week 8 p -value
PEFR Yoga 68.6 ± 18.4 76.5 ± 20.5* 81.5 ± 20.9‡ 85.3 ± 20.7‡ 0.000
  Control 57.4 ± 19.7 58.2 ± 22.0 56.9 ± 26.2 56.2 ± 22.0  
FEV1 Yoga 70.2 ± 17.4 73.9 ± 19.6 76.1 ± 20.1 77.9 ± 17.2* 0.009
  Control 62.5 ± 19.2 63.1 ± 20.5 60.5 ± 21.6 59.9 ± 19.1  
FVC Yoga 78.7 ± 13.4 78.0 ± 12.6 79.3 ± 13.0 82.2 ± 10.7 NS
  Control 75.0 ± 15.0 74.7 ± 18.3 73.4 ± 18.1 72.5 ± 17.5  
FEV1/FVC Yoga 80.4 ± 11.5 82.6 ± 13.3 83.7 ± 13.4 83.1 ± 12.2 0.011
  Control 73.7 ± 14.9 74.8 ± 13.9 72.4 ± 15.1 73.3 ± 13.8  
FEF 25–75% Yoga 38.4 ± 14.6 42.0 ± 19.4 45.0 ± 20.5 45.0 ± 19.7 0.035
  Control 34.0 ± 18.3 33.8 ± 17.8 32.4 ± 18.1 31.1 ± 17.1  
  1. All values are % of predicted and expressed as mean ± SD.
  2. * p < .05; † p < .01; ‡ p < .001 based on post-hoc pair wise comparisons with 0 wk values.
  3. p-values were obtained from the between groups comparison in the GLM, NS – not significant