VitalQPlus: a potential screening tool for early diagnosis of COPD
Post date: Aug 12, 2015 5:50:57 PM
This study utilized a validated combination of a COPD Population Screener (COPD-PS) questionnaire and a handheld spirometric device as a screening tool for patients at high risk of COPD, such as smokers. The study aimed to investigate and pilot the feasibility and application of this combined assessment, which we termed the “VitalQPlus”, as a screening tool for the early detection of COPD, especially in primary care settings. The proposed dual assessment approach may play a profound role in the early diagnosis of COPD.