Symptom-based questionnaire for identifying COPD in smokers

Price, D. B., Tinkelman, D. G., Halbert, R. J., Nordyke, R. J., Isonaka, S., Nonikov, D., Juniper, E. F., Freeman, D., Hausen, T., Levy, M. L., Ostrem, A., van der Molen, T. & van Schayck, C. P., 2006, In : Respiration. 73, 3, p. 285-295 11 p.

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  • David B. Price
  • David G. Tinkelman
  • R. J. Halbert
  • Robert J. Nordyke
  • Sharon Isonaka
  • Dmitry Nonikov
  • Elizabeth F. Juniper
  • Daryl Freeman
  • Thomas Hausen
  • Mark L. Levy
  • Anders Ostrem
  • Thys van der Molen
  • Constant P. van Schayck

Background: Symptom-based questionnaires may enhance chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) screening in primary care. Objectives: We prospectively tested questions to help identify COPD among smokers without prior history of lung disease. Methods: Subjects were recruited via random mailing to primary care practices in Aberdeen, UK, and Denver, Colo., USA. Current and former smokers aged 40 or older with no prior respiratory diagnosis and no respiratory medications in the past year were enrolled. Participants answered questions covering demographics and symptoms and then underwent spirometry with reversibility testing. A study diagnosis of COPD was defined as fixed airway obstruction as measured by postbronchodilator FEV1/FVC

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)285-295
Number of pages11
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2006


  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diagnosis, primary care, questionnaires, spirometry, validation studies, OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY-DISEASE, AIR-FLOW OBSTRUCTION, GENERAL-PRACTICE, RISK, POPULATION, GUIDELINES, DIAGNOSIS, SMOKING, PROGRAM, ASTHMA

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