Accuracy of Cough Detection in Healthy Adults
Cough is part of the defense mechanism to protect the lung from foreign particles and remove secretions from the airways. However, at times it becomes a bothersome, annoying symptom that interferes with the quality of life, sleep pattern and exercise tolerance of the patient.
People with respiratory infection, asthmatic patients and CF patients suffer from a multitude of pathologies of airways and are often inflicted with chronic cough.
Treatment of cough in these patients consists of many types of expectorants, cough suppressors, secretion modifiers, inhaled bronchodilators etc. In addition, chest physical therapy (PT) is often prescribed as part of the treatment regime.
The primary objective of the study is to evaluate the efficacy and validity of novel cough counting device based on the WIM Technology.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Retrospective
|Official Title:||Use of Objective Cough Counting Device to Assess the Accuracy of Cough Detection in Healthy Adults Simulating Cough in Different Postures, Mobility and Environmental Conditions|
- To evaluate cough detection and counting technology (ACCA) for adult people in different recording conditions [ Time Frame: within 2 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||February 2008|
|Study Completion Date:||July 2009|
|Primary Completion Date:||July 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Device: pulmonary sounds analyzer
Cough counting device based on the WIM Technology