Are there gender differences in the use of peak flow meters?

Carol Chafin, Elizabeth Tolley, Christa George, Kutay Demirkan, David Kuhl, Muthiah Muthiah, Timothy Self

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Abstract

To determine if there are gender differences in correct use of peak flow meters (PFM), third-year doctor of pharmacy students (n = 83; 52 females, 31 males) were instructed in a classroom on correct use of a PFM, including demonstrations. Students were then immediately divided into five groups, given a PFM, and assessed for three attempts in private individual sessions. Males had superior performance on the first attempt for total score (p < 0.05) and for "inhale fully" (p < 0.05). On the second attempt, the total score was not different, but males scored higher on "exhale as fast and as hard as you can" (p < 0.05). Controlled gender studies examining use of PFM in adult and pediatric patients with asthma are warranted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)541-543
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Asthma
Volume38
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 26 2001

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  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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Are there gender differences in the use of peak flow meters? / Chafin, Carol; Tolley, Elizabeth; George, Christa; Demirkan, Kutay; Kuhl, David; Muthiah, Muthiah; Self, Timothy.

In: Journal of Asthma, Vol. 38, No. 7, 26.11.2001, p. 541-543.

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Chafin, Carol ; Tolley, Elizabeth ; George, Christa ; Demirkan, Kutay ; Kuhl, David ; Muthiah, Muthiah ; Self, Timothy. / Are there gender differences in the use of peak flow meters?. In: Journal of Asthma. 2001 ; Vol. 38, No. 7. pp. 541-543.
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