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Table 6 Asthma quality of life scores 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

AQOL sub domains Group Week 0 Week 2 Week 4 Week 8 p -value
Symptoms Yoga 3.77 ± 1.3 5.07 ± 1.4‡ 5.38 ± 1.1‡ 5.42 ± 1.2‡ 0.033
  Control 3.63 ± 1.4 3.96 ± 1.7 4.42 ± 1.5† 4.70 ± 1.7†  
Activity limitation Yoga 3.66 ± 1.1 4.82 ± 1.3‡ 5.21 ± 1.0‡ 5.47 ± 1.1‡ 0.033
  Control 3.67 ± 1.2 3.74 ± 1.5 3.90 ± 1.4 4.20 ± 1.5  
Emotional function Yoga 3.94 ± 1.5 5.10 ± 1.6† 5.45 ± 1.3‡ 5.71 ± 1.3‡ 0.006
  Control 3.60 ± 1.4 4.01 ± 1.6 4.15 ± 1.8 4.32 ± 1.7  
Response to environmental stimuli Yoga 3.46 ± 1.5 4.64 ± 1.5‡ 5.0 ± 1.4‡ 5.3 ± 1.6‡ NS
  Control 4.04 ± 1.4 3.83 ± 1.5 4.08 ± 1.6 4.40 ± 1.8  
Total Quality of Life Yoga 3.72 ± 1.2 4.93 ± 1.3‡ 5.28 ± 1.0‡ 5.46 ± 1.1‡ 0.013
  Control 3.64 ± 1.1 3.90 ± 1.5 4.17 ± 1.4* 4.50 ± 1.5†  
  1. All values are 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.