The description of cough sounds by healthcare professionals

@article{Smith2006TheDO,
  title={The description of cough sounds by healthcare professionals},
  author={Jaclyn A Smith and H Louise Ashurst and S Shanewise Jack and A. A. Woodcock and J. E. Earis},
  journal={Cough (London, England)},
  year={2006},
  volume={2},
  pages={1 - 1}
}
BACKGROUND Little is known of the language healthcare professionals use to describe cough sounds. We aimed to examine how they describe cough sounds and to assess whether these descriptions suggested they appreciate the basic sound qualities (as assessed by acoustic analysis) and the underlying diagnosis of the patient coughing. METHODS 53 health professionals from two large respiratory tertiary referral centres were recruited; 22 doctors and 31 staff from professions allied to medicine… CONTINUE READING
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