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A comparative study on Pulmonary function test results between the Morris and the Filpino standards.

Author

Dina V. Diaz,
Eula Martha E. Santos

Related Institution

Medical Division - Cagayan Valley Medical Center - Department of Health

Publication Information

Publication Type
Journal
Publication Sub Type
Journal Article, Original
Title
Philippine Journal of Internal Medicine
Frequency
Quarterly
Publication Date
January-March 2013
Volume
51
Issue
1
Page(s)
56

Abstract

Pulmonary Function tests are widely used in clinical practice in the assessment of a variety of patients. the values obtained in this test are obtained using the standard formula made by Morris et al based on the age and height of Caucasian population.


in this study, a comparison was made of the PFT results of 358 patients using both the Morris Standard formula and those made by Roa et al based on a filipino population, using the statistical program MICROSTAT. results revealed a statistically significant difference in practically all variables, except for the FEV% and the FVC in males, this means therefore that the filipino standard developed by Roa et al should be used since the final patient classification significantly changes.

Objectives

This study aims to determine whether there is a significant difference between the result with the "usual" (morris) standard being used and those obtained with the filipino (UP-PGH) standards, and whether the latter can be applied to the patient population seen in this center.

References

1. AP, Fishman . "Pulmonary Diseases and disorders" 2, 1988

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