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Research Article

An Epidemiological Study to Assess Pulmonary Function Tests in a Cohort of Elderly Population

Bala S1*, Dhar RJK1 and Sachdev S1

1Medical Officer, Jammu & Kashmir Health Services, India

2Department of Physiology, Govt Medical College, Jammu & Kashmir, India

*Corresponding Author:
Bala S
Medical Officer, Jammu & Kashmir Health Services, India
Tel: +918437112545
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Received date: June 24, 2017; Accepted date: July 06, 2017; Published date: July 13, 2017

Citation: Bala S, Dhar RJK, Sachdev S (2017) An Epidemiological Study to Assess Pulmonary Function Tests in a Cohort of Elderly Population. Anat Physiol 7:271. doi:10.4172/2161-0940.1000271

Copyright: © 2017 Bala S, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



Objective: To measure the effects of aging on lung function parameters in elderly population aged 60 years and above.

Methods: The present study was undertaken on elderly population aged 60 years and above. One hundred sixty subjects were selected for the study and all of them had undergone physical and clinical examination along lung function tests. The parameters chosen were FVC, FEV1, FEV3 and PEFR. The data was analyzed using SPSS version 17.0. Mean and standard deviation (SD) was calculated.

Results: The mean value of lung function parameters in elderly male and female subjects was significantly correlated with both height and age of the subjects. The mean scores of predicted lung function in male participants were significantly higher compared to females.

Conclusion: The study revealed that all lung function indices of study subjects were significantly related to age and height.


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