In idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), home monitoring experiences are limited, not yet real-time available nor implemented in daily care. We evaluated feasibility and potential barriers of a new home monitoring program with real-time wireless home spirometry in IPF. Ten patients with IPF were asked to test this home monitoring program, including daily home spirometry, for four weeks. Measurements of home and hospital spirometry showed good agreement. All patients considered real-time wireless spirometry useful and highly feasible. Both patients and researchers suggested relatively easy solutions for the identified potential barriers regarding real-time home monitoring in IPF.

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Respiratory Research (Print)
Department of Pulmonology

Moor, K., Wapenaar - de Korver, M., Miedema, J., Geelhoed, M., Chandoesing, P. P., & Wijsenbeek-Lourens, M. (2018). A home monitoring program including real-time wireless home spirometry in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Respiratory Research (Print), 19(1). doi:10.1186/s12931-018-0810-3