Do the global lung function initiative reference equations reflect a sample of adult Middle Eastern population?

Al‐Qerem, Walid A., Hammad, Alaa M., AlQirem, Rania A. and Ling, Jonathan (2019) Do the global lung function initiative reference equations reflect a sample of adult Middle Eastern population? Clinical Respiratory Journal, 13 (7). pp. 429-437. ISSN 1752-6981

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Abstract

Introduction
The Global Lung Function Initiative (GLI) 2012 introduced new multi-ethnic spirometry reference values for numerous ethnicities.

Objectives
The aim of this study was to investigate the suitability of the GLI reference values for the adult Jordanian population. Methods: 1875 (1029 females and 846 males) healthy non-smoking adults were enrolled from several locations in Jordan. Spirometry tests were performed. Z scores and predicted normal values were calculated for each participant using GLI 2012 equations in addition to other local equations from the Middle East.

Results
Our results indicated that none of the GLI 2012 or other regional equations studied produced an acceptable fit to our data.

Conclusion
A need to formulate a specific equation for the Jordanian population is urgently required to better evaluate their respiratory conditions.
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Item Type: Article
Subjects: Sciences > Biomedical Sciences
Sciences > Health Sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Health Sciences and Wellbeing
Faculty of Health Sciences and Wellbeing > FHSW Executive
Depositing User: Jonathan Ling
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2019 10:32
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2020 10:46
URI: http://sure.sunderland.ac.uk/id/eprint/10984
ORCID for Jonathan Ling: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-2932-4474

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