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Hidden morbidity: the results of a collaborative community Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease screening initiative

Crooks, Michael G; Thompson, Joanne L; Cummings, Helena; Watkins, Karen; Jackson, Nicola; Platten, Shaneen; Evans, Cheryl; Faruqi, Shoaib

Authors

Michael G Crooks

Joanne L Thompson

Helena Cummings

Karen Watkins

Nicola Jackson

Shaneen Platten

Cheryl Evans

Shoaib Faruqi



Contributors

Michael Crooks
Researcher

Abstract

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) often goes unrecognised resulting in people living with the disease without a diagnosis. Screening of asymptomatic individuals is not recommended but case‐finding is encouraged to detect early disease. We investigated the characteristics, symptom burden and flow of participants taking part in a community‐based COPD screening initiative in a city with high smoking prevalence.

Screening was undertaken during four events in public locations over a 2‐week period. Participants completed symptom questionnaires and FEV‐1/FEV‐6 measurement. The criteria for being considered ‘screen positive’ were FEV‐1

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2019-01
Journal The Clinical Respiratory Journal
Print ISSN 1752-6981
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 13
Issue 1
Pages 43-49
APA6 Citation Crooks, M. G., Thompson, J. L., Cummings, H., Watkins, K., Jackson, N., Platten, S., …Faruqi, S. (2019). Hidden morbidity: the results of a collaborative community Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease screening initiative. Clinical Respiratory Journal, 13(1), 43-49. doi:10.1111/crj.12978
DOI https://doi.org/10.1111/crj.12978
Keywords Genetics(clinical); Immunology and Allergy; Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
Publisher URL https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/crj.12978

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