Spanish validation of the International Spinal Cord Injury Pulmonary Function Basic Data Set questionnaire for the study of the repercussion of spinal cord injury in the respiratory system

Alba Gómez Garrido, Ana María León Espitia, Lluïsa Montesinos Magraner, Lucrecia Ramirez Galceran, Emilia Soler Canudes, Miguel Angel González Viejo

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    Abstract

    © 2015 Elsevier España, S.L.U. All rights reserved. Introduction and objective The dysfunction of the respiratory system and the breathing complications in persons with injured spinal cord has an effect on the morbidity and the mortality of the disease. The objectives were: 1) to translate to Spanish and validate the questionnaire of international consensus: International Spinal Cord Injury Pulmonary Function Basic Data Set, and 2) to determine the influence of chronic spinal cord injury in the respiratory system in terms of respiratory functionalism. Materials and method Translation to Spanish and validation of the questionnaire of international consensus intended for the study of the pulmonary function in spinal cord injury disease. We tested the reliability of that questionnaire. We conducted a descriptive transversal study to determine the degree of involvement of the respiratory system in spinal cord injury. Results A percentage of 91.9 did not have any respiratory pathology before spinal cord injury and 54.8% of patients smoked. A percentage of 27.4 of patients presented breathing complications one year after the injury. Results of the respiratory function tests were: FVC 67%, FEV1 72% and PEF 70%. Concordance and reliability were 98%. Conclusion The Spanish version of the questionnaire of international consensus about the pulmonary function is a useful tool for the study of the respiratory involvement in spinal cord injury.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)477-481
    JournalMedicina Clinica
    Volume145
    Issue number11
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015

    Keywords

    • Function Basic Data Set
    • International Spinal Cord Injury Pulmonary
    • Pulmonary function
    • Respiratory complications
    • Spinal cordinjury

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