Defining race/ethnicity and explaining difference in research studies on lung function

  title={Defining race/ethnicity and explaining difference in research studies on lung function},
  author={L. Braun and Melanie Wolfgang and K. Dickersin},
  journal={European Respiratory Journal},
  pages={1362 - 1370}
  • L. Braun, Melanie Wolfgang, K. Dickersin
  • Published 2012
  • Medicine
  • European Respiratory Journal
  • The 2005 guidelines of the American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society recommend the use of race- and/or ethnic-specific reference standards for spirometry. Yet definitions of the key variables of race and ethnicity vary worldwide. The purpose of this study was to determine whether researchers defined race and/or ethnicity in studies of lung function and how they explained any observed differences. Using the methodology of the systematic review, we searched PubMed in July 2008 and… CONTINUE READING
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