Quality of spirometric performance in older people.

  title={Quality of spirometric performance in older people.},
  author={Licia Pezzoli and Gianluca Giardini and Silvia Consonni and Ilaria Dallera and Claudio Bilotta and Gianluca Ferrario and Konstantina Panoutsopoulou and Giorgio Annoni and Carlo Vergani},
  journal={Age and ageing},
  volume={32 1},
OBJECTIVES chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma are major causes of hospitalisation and mortality among older patients but respiratory diseases are often under- or misdiagnosed because spirometry is not extensively used at this age. DESIGN we examined 715 elderly subjects with respiratory symptoms; all underwent a spirometric test and were administered the Mini Mental State Examination, Activities of Daily Living, Instrumental Activities of Daily Living and Geriatric Depression… CONTINUE READING


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