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Australia-modified Karnofsky Performance Scale and physical activity in COPD and lung cancer: an exploratory pooled data analysis
  1. Carlo Barbetta1,
  2. Victoria Allgar2,
  3. Matthew Maddocks3,
  4. Catarina Ribeiro4,
  5. Andrew Wilcock5,
  6. David C Currow6,
  7. Jane Phillips7 and
  8. Miriam J Johnson8,9
  1. 1Respiratory Department, Ospedale Santa Maria degli Angeli, Pordenone, Italy
  2. 2Hull York Medical School/Health Sciences, York University, York, UK
  3. 3London, UK
  4. 4Cicely Saunders Institute of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation, London, London, UK
  5. 5Palliative Medicine, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK
  6. 6Faculty of Heath, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  7. 7Faculty of Health, University of Technology, Sydney, Sydney, Northern Territory, Australia
  8. 8Hull York Medical School, Hull, UK
  9. 9The University of Hull, UK
  1. Correspondence to Professor Miriam J Johnson, HYMS, Hull York Medical School, Hull YO10 5DD, UK; miriam.johnson{at}hyms.ac.uk

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  • Contributors Concept and design: MJJ, MM and DCC; data pooling: CR and CB; analysis: VA and CB; first draft of the manuscript: CB. All authors contributed substantially to data interpretation and manuscript drafts and approved the final manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Ethics approval National Health Service ethical permission was not required for analysis of pooled anonymised data (http://www.hra.nhs.uk/documents/2013/09/does-my-project-require-rec-review.pdf). Appropriate ethics approval and consent had been obtained for each contributing study.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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Footnotes

  • Contributors Concept and design: MJJ, MM and DCC; data pooling: CR and CB; analysis: VA and CB; first draft of the manuscript: CB. All authors contributed substantially to data interpretation and manuscript drafts and approved the final manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Ethics approval National Health Service ethical permission was not required for analysis of pooled anonymised data (http://www.hra.nhs.uk/documents/2013/09/does-my-project-require-rec-review.pdf). Appropriate ethics approval and consent had been obtained for each contributing study.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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