European Lung Foundation – Patient Spirometry Survey

The European Lung Foundation has launched a survey to learn more about patients’ experiences of spirometry testing.

The aim of this survey is to find out more about your experience of spirometry testing – a breathing test which measures the amount of air in your lungs and how quickly you can breathe out. Please only complete this survey if you have had your spirometry measured by a doctor, nurse or other healthcare professional.

The anonymous survey responses will help to understand patients’ experiences of spirometry and help us to agree on the most appropriate spirometry testing methods. A group of healthcare professionals working with the ATS (American Thoracic Society) and the ERS (European Respiratory Society) will look at scientific and clinical evidence, as well as patient opinions and experiences from this survey.

If you are under 12 years of age, we request that your parent or carer answers the questions in consultation with you. If you are aged between 12 and 17 years, please complete the survey by yourself, if possible. However, the help of a parent or carer is welcome. The survey will take about 5-10 minutes to complete and will be open until 21 September 2018. It can be accessed here.