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The Journal of Korean Physical Therapy Indexed in /covered by CAS, KoreaScience & DOI/Crossref:eISSN 2287-156X pISSN 1229-0475

Table. 4.

Table. 4.

Relationship between the thoracic kyphosis (Cobb) angle and pulmonary function parameters of all subjects and within gender

Variables FEV1 FVC PEFR TE
All subjects
Thoracic Cobb angle r 0.101 -0.07 0.15 0.12
p 0.36 0.95 0.16 0.27
Male subjects
Thoracic Cobb angle r 0.25 0.82 0.23 0.96
p 0.13 0.62 0.17 0.57
Female subjects
Thoracic Cobb angle r -0.64 -0.14 0.88 0.64
p 0.67 0.35 0.56 0.67

FEV1: Forced expiratory volume in 1 second, FVC: Forced vital capacity, PEFR: Peak expiratory flow rate, TE: Thoracic expansion, r: Correlation coefficient.

*p<0.05.

Correlation Guide

0.00-0.19: Very weak.

0.20-0.39: Weak.

0.40-0.59: Moderate.

0.60-0.79: Strong.

0.80-1.0: Very strong.43

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