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Spirometri och konditionstests påverkan på livskvalitet hos personer som röker: En randomiserad kontrollerad studie
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - graduate level.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Spirometry and fitness test impact on quality of life in people who smoke : A randomized controlled trial (English)
Abstract [en]

Background: People who smoke risks lower lung capacity and consequently inferior physical fitness. Awareness regarding their own physical fitness and lung capacity could affect the motivation for change. The aim of this study was to investigate whether lung-capacity test (spirometry) and a fitness test ("Hälsospår") can affect the quality of life for people who smoke.

Method: A randomized and controlled study was conducted. Participants were recruited from an ongoing cross-sectional study in southwestern Sweden where recruitment was done through the Swedish person and address database. Inclusion criteria's were daily smoking and age between 18 to 65 years. The 60 participants were randomly assigned to two parallel groups: intervention group (n=30) who did spirometry and "Hälsospår "or control group (n=30). Intervention was made by the same asthma-nurse respective health coach. The 36-item Short Form Health Survey (SF-36) was administered before and after one year intervention.

Results: At the one year follow-up, regarding the subscale role emotional, the intervention group (n=18) had improved significantly more (median:0.0 [interquartile range (IQR):0.0 to 42]) vs (median:0.0 [IQR:0.0 to 0.0]); p <0.05) compared to the controls (n=22).

Conclusion: Health care could advantageously offer people who smoke both spirometry and "Hälsospår" in nursing to increase people's quality of life. The result generate further research to influence the quality of life and life suffering of people who smoke.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 27 p.
Keyword [en]
Health promotion, Health related quality of life, Nursing, Physical Fitness, Smoking
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-10042Local ID: EXD800OAI: diva2:1039491
Subject / course
Nursing science
Educational program
Specialist nursing programme
Available from: 2016-10-24 Created: 2016-10-24 Last updated: 2016-10-24Bibliographically approved

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