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Objective measurement of cough frequency during COPD exacerbation convalescence

Crooks, Michael G.; Hayman, Yvette; Innes, Andrew; Williamson, James; Wright, Caroline E.; Morice, Alyn H.


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Dr Michael Crooks
Senior Clinical Lecturer in Respiratory Medicine

Yvette Hayman

Andrew Innes

James Williamson

Caroline E. Wright


Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Cough and sputum production are associated with adverse outcomes in COPD and are common during COPD exacerbation (AE-COPD). This study of objective cough monitoring using the Hull Automated Cough Counter and Leicester Cough Monitor software confirms that this system has the ability to detect a significant decrease in cough frequency during AE-COPD convalescence. The ability to detect clinically meaningful change indicates a potential role in home monitoring of COPD patients.


Crooks, M. G., Hayman, Y., Innes, A., Williamson, J., Wright, C. E., & Morice, A. H. (2016). Objective measurement of cough frequency during COPD exacerbation convalescence. Lung, 194(1), 117-120.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Aug 5, 2015
Online Publication Date Aug 18, 2015
Publication Date 2016-02
Deposit Date Mar 16, 2017
Publicly Available Date Oct 27, 2022
Journal Lung
Print ISSN 0341-2040
Electronic ISSN 1432-1750
Publisher Springer Verlag
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 194
Issue 1
Pages 117-120
Keywords COPD, Cough, Exacerbation, Outpatient Monitoring, Telehealth
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Additional Information This is the author's accepted version of an article published in Lung, 2016, v.194 issue 1.


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