The Assessment of Airway Resistance and Airtrapping in Elderly COPD Patients by Forced Oscillation Technique (FOT)
|Study Design:||Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional|
|Official Title:||The Assessment of Airway Resistance and Airtrapping in Elderly COPD Patients by Forced Oscillation Technique (FOT)|
|Study Start Date:||January 2010|
|Study Completion Date:||December 2011|
|Primary Completion Date:||December 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Forced oscillation technique (FOT) may be a good supplementary tool to assess lung function in elderly since it is a simple and fast tool requiring minimal patients' cooperation.
To investigate the accuracy of forced oscillation test FOT in assessment of airway resistance and airtrapping in elderly COPD patients by comparing FOT parameters to various conventional lung function parameters including FEV1, FEF 25-75, RV/TLC ratio, IC etc. The best FOT parameter for airway resistance and airtrapping is also determined.
A cross-sectional study conducted in Kwong Wah Hospital, Hong Kong, SAR
COPD patients were recruited from 1st Jan, 2010 to 31st Dec 2011. Both of the lung function tests (forced oscillation technique (FOT) and conventional lung function test) were performed. Parameters of FOT (FRes FDep, RAvr, XAvr, were compared with conventional lung function test for assessment of both airway resistance and airtrapping in COPD subjects. Adjusted FOT parameters (FResRatio and FDep) were also compared with %FEV1 and different GOLD stages.
Comparison between FOT parameters and spirometric parameters was done by correlation test and expressed as Spearman coefficient. ANOVA test is used to compare FOT parameters among different groups of GOLD stages (stage 1 to 4) and groups with various degree of airtrapping (stage 1 to 3). Post hoc analysis was estimated by Bonferroni test.