Skip main navigation

Further reading

Case Finding Instrument for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Books on a shelf

Respiratory conditions, and particularly COPD, are often under-diagnosed in low-resource settings. Case-finding instruments may improve diagnosis and help identify appropriate treatments for people with respiratory disease.

A recent study in Uganda has tested a low-cost screening tool. The tool includes seven questions related to respiratory symptoms, functional status and exposure history which, combined with PEF (peak expiratory flow) and age, had good discrimination for COPD in a low-resource setting.

You can read more about the tool in A Novel Case-Finding Instrument for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Low- and Middle-Income Country Settings.

This article is from the free online

Chronic Respiratory Diseases (CRD) in Primary Care Settings

Created by
FutureLearn - Learning For Life

Our purpose is to transform access to education.

We offer a diverse selection of courses from leading universities and cultural institutions from around the world. These are delivered one step at a time, and are accessible on mobile, tablet and desktop, so you can fit learning around your life.

We believe learning should be an enjoyable, social experience, so our courses offer the opportunity to discuss what you’re learning with others as you go, helping you make fresh discoveries and form new ideas.
You can unlock new opportunities with unlimited access to hundreds of online short courses for a year by subscribing to our Unlimited package. Build your knowledge with top universities and organisations.

Learn more about how FutureLearn is transforming access to education