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Table 5 Coughs during and following the interventions

From: Effects of treadmill exercise versus Flutter® on respiratory flow and sputum properties in adults with cystic fibrosis: a randomised, controlled, cross-over trial

  Coughs during intervention Coughs during recovery
Control 2 (0–5) 1 (0–3)
Treadmill 4* (1–9) 2 (1–5)
Flutter® therapy 24* (18–34) 2 (1–4)
  1. Data are presented as median (interquartile range) for group values of the number of coughs during the 20-min intervention and 20-min resting breathing/recovery period. NB. Participants were instructed to cough 18 times during the Flutter® therapy intervention
  2. *p < 0.01 compared to control