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Analysis of spirometry results in hospitalized patients aged over 65 years

Overview of attention for article published in Clinical Interventions in Aging, January 2015
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Title
Analysis of spirometry results in hospitalized patients aged over 65 years
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Clinical Interventions in Aging, January 2015
DOI 10.2147/cia.s85387
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Izabela Wroblewska, MARIUSZ SOLTYSIK, DONATA KURPAS, JERZY BLASZCZUK, PIOTR OLESNIEWICZ

Abstract

The growing population of the elderly, as well as the occurrence of coexisting diseases and polypharmacy, is the reason why diseases of patients aged $65 years belong to the major issues of the contemporary medicine. Among the most frequent diseases of the elderly, there are respiratory system diseases. They are difficult to diagnose because of the patient group specificity, which is the reason for increased mortality among seniors, caused by underdiagnosis. The study objective was to assess the factors influencing spirometry results in hospitalized patients aged ≥65 years with respiratory system disorders. In the research, 217 (100%) patients aged ≥65 years who underwent spirometry at the Regional Medical Center of the Jelenia Góra Valley Hospital in Poland were analyzed. In the statistical analysis, the STATISTICA 9.1 program, the t-test, the Shapiro-Wilk test, the ANOVA test, and the Scheffé's test were applied. The majority of the patients (59.4%) were treated in the hospital. The most frequent diagnosis was malignant neoplasm (18%). The study showed a statistically significant dependence between the forced vital capacity (FVC), forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1), and FEV1/FVC parameters and the time of hospitalization, as well as between the FVC and FEV1 parameters and the age of patients. The FVC parameter values turned out to be dependent on the main diagnosis. Highest results were noted in patients with the diagnosis of sleep apnea or benign neoplasm. A low FVC index can reflect restrictive ventilation defects, which was supported by the performed analyses. Highest FEV1/FVC values were observed in nonsmokers, which confirms the influence of nicotine addiction on the incidence of respiratory system diseases. The respondents' sex and the established diagnosis statistically significantly influenced the FVC index result, and the diet influenced the FEV1/FVC parameter result.

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Geographical breakdown

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Unknown 25 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 24%
Unspecified 4 16%
Other 4 16%
Student > Master 3 12%
Researcher 2 8%
Other 6 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 14 56%
Unspecified 5 20%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 12%
Psychology 2 8%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 1 4%
Other 0 0%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 July 2015.
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#2,446,985
of 5,302,459 outputs
Outputs from Clinical Interventions in Aging
#347
of 761 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#85,352
of 186,898 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Clinical Interventions in Aging
#22
of 61 outputs
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