Feasibility of measuring lung function in preschool children

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Authors

  • W Nystad
  • P Nafstad
  • E Edvardsen
  • T Stensrud
  • SO Samuelsen

Abstract

BACKGROUND: There have been difficulties in applying spirometric tests to children of preschool age. METHODS: The feasibility of measuring lung function was examined in 652 children aged 3-6 years using dynamic spirometry with an animation programme and the guidelines approved by the European Respiratory Society. RESULTS: Data from 603 (92%) children with at least two acceptable forced expiratory manoeuvres were analysed; 408 (68%) achieved at least three acceptable manoeuvres. Children with only two acceptable manoeuvres were younger, shorter, and weighed less (p

Details

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1021-1027
Number of pages7
JournalThorax
Volume57
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2002