Tag: general practice

A Randomized Controlled Trial on Office Spirometry in Asthma and COPD in Standard General Practice: Data Management and Statistics

An information technology manager and a data manager were available in the data center. The IVRS system allowed a day-by-day updating of the enrollment process; at regular intervals, IVRS telephone calls were matched with data forms actually received. The data received were recorded in a computer database and checked for completeness and clinical compatibility. In […]

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A Randomized Controlled Trial on Office Spirometry in Asthma and COPD in Standard General Practice: Spirometry

Office spirometry was performed by GPs using a portable multifunction spirometer (Spirobank Office; MIR; Rome, Italy). Each of these spirometers is calibrated before being sold and does not need further regular calibration unless major damage occurs. GPs were previously trained on spirometry by reference specialists using the same type of device. No technical or interpretation […]

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