Project Title

SPIROMETRY AND IMPROVING CLINICAL DECISION MAKING IN REACTIVE AIRWAY DISEASES

Authors' Affiliations

Dr. Havya Dave, Dr. Chase King, Dr. Curry Jones, and Dr. Amanda Stoltz, Department of Family Medicine, James H. Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN.

Location

WhiteTop Mountain Room 225

Start Date

4-5-2018 8:00 AM

End Date

4-5-2018 12:00 PM

Poster Number

123

Name of Project's Faculty Sponsor

Amanda Stoltz

Faculty Sponsor's Department

Family Medicine

Type

Poster: Competitive

Classification of First Author

Medical Resident or Clinical Fellow

Project's Category

Biomedical and Health Sciences

Abstract Text

At least 11 million Americans are diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and there is a high likelihood millions more suffer from the disease but are undiagnosed. Spirometry is a medical test to determine how well a patient’s lungs work, and is used to diagnosis COPD. Despite this test’s utility, resident providers may be uneducated about or uncomfortable with administering spirometry. Past research has demonstrated that brief educational interventions can lead to clinically significant improvements in knowledge of spirometry. The purpose of this study is to compare family medicine residents’ responses regarding the use of spirometry in a rural Family Medicine Residency clinic before and after an educational program on the topic. Researchers will administer a survey to resident physicians at the Family Physicians of Bristol clinic about their knowledge regarding spirometry; residents will then be resurveyed after an educational program. It is expected that resident providers will show significant gains in their knowledge of spirometry after the completion of the educational program. Results of this project will be useful in identifying methods to increase medical providers’ awareness and comfort with spirometry, which will hopefully lead to increased accurate diagnosis of airway diseases.

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SPIROMETRY AND IMPROVING CLINICAL DECISION MAKING IN REACTIVE AIRWAY DISEASES

WhiteTop Mountain Room 225

At least 11 million Americans are diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and there is a high likelihood millions more suffer from the disease but are undiagnosed. Spirometry is a medical test to determine how well a patient’s lungs work, and is used to diagnosis COPD. Despite this test’s utility, resident providers may be uneducated about or uncomfortable with administering spirometry. Past research has demonstrated that brief educational interventions can lead to clinically significant improvements in knowledge of spirometry. The purpose of this study is to compare family medicine residents’ responses regarding the use of spirometry in a rural Family Medicine Residency clinic before and after an educational program on the topic. Researchers will administer a survey to resident physicians at the Family Physicians of Bristol clinic about their knowledge regarding spirometry; residents will then be resurveyed after an educational program. It is expected that resident providers will show significant gains in their knowledge of spirometry after the completion of the educational program. Results of this project will be useful in identifying methods to increase medical providers’ awareness and comfort with spirometry, which will hopefully lead to increased accurate diagnosis of airway diseases.