Reliability of home spirometry data in lung transplantation

S. M. Finkelstein, M. I. Hertz, M. Snyder, C. Edin, C. Wielinski, B. Lindgren, B. Prasad, W. Warwick

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Abstract

A paperless electronic diary/spirometer system has been tested in a home monitoring program for subjects who have undergone lung transplantation. The reliability of forced vital capacity (FVC) maneuvers recorded at home have been compared with similar measures recorded in the clinic pulmonary function laboratory. The correlation coefficients (r) for the two best efforts in clinic were 0.99 for both FVC and FEV1, with differences between best efforts of 1.2% and 0.4% for FVC and FEV1, respectively. Home measures were comparable, with r=0.98 for both FVC and FEV1, and differences of 2% and 3%. Thus home spirometry can provide quality data for a home monitoring program after lung transplantations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Annual Conference on Engineering in Medicine and Biology
EditorsAndrew Y.J. Szeto, Rangaraj M. Rangayyan
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Pages659-660
Number of pages2
Editionpt 2
ISBN (Print)0780313771
StatePublished - Dec 1 1993
EventProceedings of the 15th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Part 2 (of 3) - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: Oct 28 1993Oct 31 1993

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Conference on Engineering in Medicine and Biology
Numberpt 2
Volume15
ISSN (Print)0589-1019

Other

OtherProceedings of the 15th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Part 2 (of 3)
CitySan Diego, CA, USA
Period10/28/9310/31/93

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