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Table 2 Features of participants according to whether they were able to complete the valsalva manoeuvre

From: Autonomic dysfunction in patients with advanced cancer; prevalence, clinical correlates and challenges in assessment

Variable Mean/median
Valsalva completed
Mean/median
Valsalva not completed
P value
Weight loss (Kg) 4.3 7.8 0.09 (t = -1.7)
BMI 26 22.6 < 0.0001 (t = 4.9)
TUAG (secs) 14.06* 18.7* < 0.0001
Grip strength (kg) 24.5* 18.0* < 0.0001
Tiredness (ESAS) 3* 4* 0.2
Age (years) 65.4 71.5 0.001 (t = -3.3)
  1. *Median value