Your experiences will help healthcare professionals agree on the most appropriate testing methods
ELF has launched a survey to learn more about peoples’ experience of spirometry testing - a breathing test which measures the amount of air in your lungs and how quickly you can breathe out.
This survey is open to both adults and children who have had spirometry testing, including people living with a lung condition and those that have had the test as part of screening, for example during work-related health checks. You can complete this survey online until 21 September 2018 and it will take about 5 – 10 minutes to complete:
The survey is available in Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. Just use the drop-down menu at the top right-hand side of the survey to pick your language.
Take the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/spirometry_experience
Patient opinions and experiences from this survey, along with the latest scientific and clinical evidence, will be used by a working group of healthcare professionals (working with the American Thoracic Society and European Respiratory Society) to agree on the most appropriate spirometry testing methods.
Patients’ views will be really valuable so that testing methods take into account benefits and issues. Please help us reach as many people as possible by sharing the survey with anyone you feel may be interested in sharing their experience.
Read more about spirometry: ELF Spirometry Factsheet.