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Experience of COPD and Asthma Patients in Abuja: Using Questionnaire and Spirometry

Ihedike, Christabel (2023) Experience of COPD and Asthma Patients in Abuja: Using Questionnaire and Spirometry. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine Research, Vol.7 (4). pp. 524-530. ISSN 2575-7970

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Most health professionals working in the respiratory department might have
heard of some of the complaints from COPD or asthma patients. Therefore, in
this article, the different experiences of COPD and asthma patients were as�sessed. A cohort study using 402 adults with COPD and asthma patients com�pleted a respiratory questionnaire and a lung function test was conducted
monthly using spirometry and was analyzed in Abuja. In total, 402 participants
were recruited, 262 with COPD, and 140 with asthma. During the thirty (30)
months, participants reported quality of life impairment. Reported impairment
was significantly associated with FEV1 and t, the dyspnoea scale was positively
linked with FEV1 changes. Participants showed impairment in their quality of
life. Most of the changes in quality of life are determined by factors other than
those considered relevant for treatment and follow-up. The outcome of this
study showed that participants’ symptoms affect the participants’ quality of life.
Respiratory function, COPD, Asthma, Sympto

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Depositing User: Christabel Ihedike


Item ID: 17020
ISSN: 2575-7970
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Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2023 13:53
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2023 13:53


Author: Christabel Ihedike ORCID iD

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Faculty of Health Sciences and Wellbeing


Social Sciences > Health and Social Care

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