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Prevalence of COPD: First Epidemiological Data From a Large Region of Turkey

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00388232
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 16, 2006
Last Update Posted : October 16, 2006
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Inonu University

Brief Summary:
The study was designed to obtain some baseline data on COPD in Malatya region of Turkey.

Condition or disease
COPD Prevalance

Detailed Description:
Sixty clusters from urban and rural regions were randomly selected. Ten and seven consecutive houses were included in the study from each urban and rural cluster respectively. A validated questionnaire on epidemiology of COPD was completed for each household over 18 by a pulmonary physician. Each subject performed the standard spirometric measurement and early bronchodilation testing.

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Study Type : Observational
Enrollment : 1200 participants
Time Perspective: Other
Official Title: Inonu University, The Department of Pulmonary Medicine

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All households over 18 were included in the study

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Age <18 years

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00388232

Sponsors and Collaborators
Inonu University
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Study Chair: Hakan Gunen, Associate Professor Inonu University Department of Pulmonary Medicine
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Other Study ID Numbers: 1-Gunen
First Posted: October 16, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 16, 2006
Last Verified: October 2006
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