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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Comparison between PEF values obtained from a population sample in the city of Sao Carlos, Brazil, and reference values
Author: Paes, CD
Pessoa, BV
Jamami, M
Di Lorenzo, VAP
Marrara, KT
Abstract: Objective: To compare the reference values for PIT Suggested by other authors in 1963, 1989 and 2001 (for populations in the USA. England and Cuba. respectively) with those obtained from a population sample in the city of Sao Carlos, Brazil, and to determine whether there is concordance among them. Methods: A total of 243 volunteers (123 female's and 120 males: 20-70 years of age) participated in the study The PEF measurements were performed with the I volunteer standing. using a nose clip. by means of a portable peak flow meter These measurements were combined with the reference values using the Friedman test and Dunn's post-hoc test (p < 0 05). Results: significant differences were found in all age groups from both genders regarding the Values predicted in 1989, the same occurred in the 20-30 and 31-40 age groups (both genders), as well as in the 61-70 age group (females only), regarding those predicted in 2001, as well as in the 20-30 age group finales only) regarding those predicted in 1963. Conclusions: The values predicted in 1963 are appropriate for a population Of individuals with the same characteristics as the study sample, except for males in the 20-30 age group Our study is relevant due to the fact that Our sample was larger than that evaluated in the 1963 study The majority of the Values predicted in 1989 and 2001 overestimated the PFE values obtained in Our Study, proving to be Inappropriate for the population Studied.
Subject: Reference values
Respiratory function tests, Airway obstruction
Peak expiratory flow rate
Country: Brasil
Editor: Soc Brasileira Pneumologia Tisiologia
Rights: aberto
Date Issue: 2009
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