Prevalence of Undiagnosed Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Sufferers in the Region of Murcia
|Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease|
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
|Official Title:||Prevalence of Undiagnosed Sufferers in Murcia :Cross-sectional Study|
- FEV1/FVC,Forced Expiratory Volume 1/ Forced Vital Capacity [ Time Frame: 15 days ]
|Study Start Date:||February 2010|
|Study Completion Date:||June 2010|
|Primary Completion Date:||May 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Group of patients seen in consultation not previously diagnosed with COPD, both sexes, aged between 40 and 70 years.
COPD is a serious, chronic and very disabling, associated with smoking and aging. Therefore it is a preventable and treatable process. It is know to be a pathology under diagnosed and when diagnosis, this is done in advanced stage, resulting to rise to more complication and more severe, in a addition to a high social and economic cost.
Therefore, take out an epidemiological study, observational, multicentre, whose main objective is estimate the prevalence of undiagnosed COPD in population served between 40 and 70 years and exposure to cigarettes in the Region of Murcia.
Other objectives are estimate the proportion of patients already diagnosed, identifying risk factors associated with not previous diagnosis of COPD and describe the history of symptoms in them. Description of therapeutic manage and motivation to give up smoking.
The study was carried out with 120 researcher doctors and 120 researcher nurses from 40 health centers in the Region of Murcia.
Each researcher will select 10 patients for the main objective and 10 for objectives related to manage of COPD.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01380470
|Fundación para la Formación e Investigación Sanitarias de la Región de Murcia|
|Murcia, Region de Murcia, Spain, 30003|
|Principal Investigator:||Asensio Lopez Santiago, MD||Consejeria de sanidad y consumo, Direccion general de planificacion, ordenacion sanitaria y farmaceutica e investigacion.|