Factors associated with quality of spirometry at occupational medicine clinic in Nopparat Rajathanee Hospital

Authors

  • Nujaree Porprasit
  • Ann Jirapongsuwan
  • Surintorn Kalampakorn
  • Sukhontha Siri

Keywords:

quality of measurement, spirometry, worker, occupational respiratory disease

Abstract

Abstract
A quality of spirometry is essential for diagnosis and surveillance of respiratory diseases in workers. This cross-sectional study aims to evaluate the quality of spirometry at Occupational Medicine Clinic in Nopparat Rajathanee Hospital. The factors that contributed to the quality were also examined. A total of 246 workers at Occupational Medicine Clinic in Nopparat Rajathanee Hospital were participated in the study. The data were collected by questionnaire and spirometer and analyzed by descriptive statistic and Multiple Logistic Regression method. The results revealed that 82.5% of the spirometry was high quality and shown positive correlation with experience in spirometry (Adjusted OR  2.36; 95% CI 1.01, 5.52), knowledge regarding spirometry (Adjusted OR  2.24; 95% CI 1.06, 4.76), and attitude toward spirometry (Adjusted OR  3.36; 95% CI 1.44, 7.81) among participants. Therefore, it is concluded that experience in spirometry, knowledge regarding spirometry and attitude toward spirometry are related to the quality of spirometry. This study suggested the spirometry practice should emphasize on knowledge regarding spirometry and promote attitude toward spirometry. In addition, positive experience in spirometry should also be supported before conducting an actual test.

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2020-12-30

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