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Table 4 Descriptive statistics for the summary weekly measures for repeated measures

From: A randomised controlled trial of three or one breathing technique training sessions for breathlessness in people with malignant lung disease

Measure Baseline Week 4 Week 8
mean; SD (N) mean; SD (N) mean; SD (N)
  Three sessions Single session Three sessions Single session Three sessions Single session
Breathlessness NRS scores
Worst 6.7 (2.0) [6] 6.9 (1.9) [12] 6.1–2.4 (37) 5.7–2.4 (70) 6.2–2.4 (25) 5.8–2.6 (56)
Average 5.4 (1.8) [6] 5.6 (1.6) [13] 5.3–2 (37) 4.9–2.3 (70) 5.2–2.2 (26) 4.8–2.3 (56)
Distress 4.7 (2.8) [7] 4.6 (3.1) [12] 4.6–2.6 (37) 4.1–3.0 (70) 3.8–2.7 (25) 3.5–3.1 (56)
Cope 6.4 (2.1) [6] 7.0 (2.1) [12] 7–2.1 (37) 7.5–1.9 (70) 7.0–2.3 (25) 7.6–2.2 (54)
Satisfaction with care 6.3 (3.4) [9] 6.5 (3.4) [20] 8.9–1.3 (37) 8.5–2.0 (70) 8.6–1.9 (25) 8.5–2.0 (55)
CIEQ-Chr
Injustice 4.5–2.7 (50) 4.2–2.6 (100) 4–2.6 (35) 3.4–2.6 (69) 3.3–2.7 (26) 3.2–2.2 (55)
Catastrophizing 5.6–3.7 (50) 4.3–3.3 (100) 4.9–3.8 (34) 3.6–3.1 (69) 4.0–3.2 (26) 3.2–3.1 (55)
Chronic Respiratory Questionnaire – SAS:
Dyspnoea domain 3.8–1.2 (51) 3.6–1.3 (103) 4–1.3 (37) 4.1–1.5 (71) 4.3–1.5 (26) 4.1–1.6 (57)
Fatigue 3–0.95 (51) 3.3–1.1 (102) 3.4–1 (37) 3.5–1.1 (71) 3.6–1.3 (26) 3.5–1.4 (57)
Emotional functioning 4.1.–1.1 (51) 4.5–1.3 (102) 4.6–1.1 (37) 4.7–1.1 (71) 4.6–1.0 (26) 4.8–1.2 (57)
Mastery 3.9–1.2 (51) 4.5–1.2 (102) 4.4–1.3 (37) 5.0–1.1 (71) 4.9–1.3 (26) 5.1–1.3 (57)
HADS score
Anxiety 7.7–4.3 (51) 6.2–4.2 (102) 7.2–3.8 (37) 5.3–4.1 (69) 6.8–4.2 (26) 5.1–4.0 (56)
Depression 6.6–3.0 (51) 6.2–3.9 (102) 5.8–3.7 (37) 5.9–3.8 (69) 5.3–3.3 (26) 5.7–4.0 (56)
KPS 72–13.5 (65) 71–9.9 (95) 71–9.0 (47) 68–12.8 (51) 73–9.6 (26) 73–8.9 (35)
  1. HADs, Hospital anxiety and depression scale; SAS, Self-administered survey (supported by research nurse); SD, Standard deviation; N, Number; CIEQ-Chr, Catastrophizing, injustice questionnaire in chronic disease; NRS, Numerical rating scale; KPS, Karnofsky Performance Scale