A scoring system to detect fixed airflow limitation in smokers from simple easy-to-use parameters

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Title: A scoring system to detect fixed airflow limitation in smokers from simple easy-to-use parameters
Authors: Román-Conejos, Esther | Palazón Bru, Antonio | Folgado-de la Rosa, David M. | Sánchez-Molla, Manuel | Rizo-Baeza, Mercedes | Gil Guillén, Vicente | Cortés Castell, Ernesto
Research Group/s: Salud y Cuidados en Grupos Vulnerables (SACU)
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Enfermería
Keywords: Fixed airflow limitation | Smokers | Simple easy-to-use parameters
Knowledge Area: Enfermería
Issue Date: 6-Sep-2018
Publisher: Springer Nature
Citation: Scientific Reports. 2018, 8: 13329. doi:10.1038/s41598-018-31198-8
Abstract: No validated screening method currently exists for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in smokers. Therefore, we constructed a predictive model with simple parameters that can be applied for COPD screening to detect fixed airflow limitation. This observational cross-sectional study included a random sample of 222 smokers with no previous diagnosis of COPD undertaken in a Spanish region in 2014–2016. The main variable was fixed airflow limitation by spirometry. The secondary variables (COPD factors) were: age, gender, smoking (pack-years and Fagerström test), body mass index, educational level, respiratory symptoms and exacerbations. A points system was developed to predict fixed airflow limitation based on secondary variables. The model was validated internally through bootstrapping, determining discrimination and calibration. The system was then integrated into a mobile application for Android. Fifty-seven patients (25.7%) presented fixed airflow limitation. The points system included as predictors: age, pack-years, Fagerström test and presence of respiratory symptoms. Internal validation of the system was very satisfactory, both in discrimination and calibration. In conclusion, a points system has been constructed to predict fixed airflow limitation in smokers with no previous COPD. This system can be integrated as a screening tool, though it should be externally validated in other geographical regions.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/79329
ISSN: 2045-2322
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-31198-8
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
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