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Table 1 Characteristics of participants

From: Perceptions and experiences of a manual therapy trial: a qualitative study of people with moderate to severe COPD

Characteristic Focus group 1 (n = 3) Focus group 2 (n = 5) Focus group 3 (n = 4)
Gender
 Male 3 4 2
 Female 0 1 2
Age (range, years) 78–88 74–78 61–76
COPD severitya
 Moderate 1 3 3
 Severe 2 2 1
  1. aCOPD severity measured in terms of Global Initiative for COPD (GOLD) guidelines [3]