Measure

SS

PR

Post – Pre
Difference

NM

PR

Post – Pre
Difference

Between group
difference

 

pre

post

 

pre

post

 

 

Post BD FEV1,
% predicted

59.6 +
8.2

68.7 +
4.7

9.1  +
2.5

60.1 +
6.4

68.4  +
5.3

8.3 +
1.1

 

6MWT,
meters

462.7 +
96.9

548 +
54.2

85.3 +
11.5 *

465.5 +
101.7

611.9 +
67.2

146.4 +
32.7**

< 0.05

STST,
repetitions

13.6 +
0.99

20.6 +
2.6

+
1.7 **

13.5 +
0.83

23.6 +
2.4

10.1 +
1.6**

< 0.05

MMRC,
score

2.6 +
0.2

1.9  +
0.19

-0.7 +
0.18 *

2.4 +
0.4

1.7  +
0.17

-0.7 +
0.19 *

 

SGRQ,
total score

42.05 +
15.7

33.75 +
8.9

-8.3 +
2.1 **

41.7 +
14.8

32.4 +
8.15

-9.3 +
1.5 **

 

Table 3: Functional results in group of patients treated with pulmonary rehabilitation plus sham stimulation (SS+PR) and in group of patients treated with pulmonary rehabilitation and neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NM+PR). Results are expressed as mean SD. *p=0.001 ** p=0.001.