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Table 1 Participants’ characteristics

From: Integrated respiratory and palliative care leads to high levels of satisfaction: a survey of patients and carers

  Eligible Patients (n = 80) Respondents (n = 64) Non-respondents (n = 16)
Age 75 (71–81) 75 (71–80) 77 (74–84)
Male 42 (52.5%) 34 (53.1%) 8 (50%)
Lives alone 31 (38.8%) 25 (39%) 6 (37.5%)
COPD 75 (93.8%) 60 (93.8%) 16 (100%)
Bronchiectasis 4 (5.0%) 4 (6.2%) 0
Pulmonary Fibrosis 1 (1.2%) 0 0
Anxiety and/or Depression 38 (47.5%) 29 (45.3%) 9 (56.3%)
FEV1% predicted 40 (31–50) 41 (30–50) 40 (32–50)
Forced expiratory ratio (%) 34 (29–44) 33 (28–45) 35 (30–41)
DLco 8 (7–10) 9 (7–11) 7 (7–9)
MMRC Dyspnoea Score 3 (2–4) 3 (2–4) 3 (2–4)
Home Oxygen Use 45 (56.3%) 36 (56.3%) 9 (56.3%)
Past completion of pulmonary rehabilitation program 71 (80.7%) 58 (90.6%) 13 (81.3%)
Number of ALDS appointments 7.5 (4–11) 8 (4–12) 6 (4–9)
Accessed specialist palliative care in ALDS clinic 66 (82.5%) 52 (81.3%) 14 (87.5%)
  1. Data are represented as counts or medians with frequencies or interquartile ranges respectively in parentheses. FEV1 Forced Expiratory Volume in 1 s. FVC Forced Vital Capacity. DLCO Diffusion capacity of the lung for Carbon Monoxide. mMRC Modified Medical Research Council Dyspnoea Score