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Table 2 Patients characteristics (n = 9)

From: Two faces of the same coin: a qualitative study of patients’ and carers’ coexistence with chronic breathlessness associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Median age (IQR)77 (72–79)
Gender
 Female3
Ethnicity
 Oceanian (Australia or New Zealand)8
 North-West European1
Usual language spoken at home
 English9
Residence
Living in a private residence9
Marital status
 Married or de facto8
 Widowed1
Highest level of education
 Did not complete high school4
 Completed high school1
 Completed a trade certificate2
 University Degree2
mMRC score at baseline
 39
NRS Worst breathlessness (24 h)
 41
 62
 73
 82
 91
AKPS
 503
 603
 703
  1. mMRC 0–4 modified Medical Research Council scale (higher scores correspond to lower levels of exertion achieved before being limited by breathlessness), NRS 0 to 10 numerical rating scale (0 = no breathlessness, 10 worst possible breathlessness); AKPS Australia-modified Karnofsky Performance Status (higher scores correspond to better performance status)