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RMJ. 2013; 38(3): 212-214


Assessment of Peak Expiratory Flow Rate in Pakistani Medical Students

Muhammad Asif Memon, seema Asif Memon.

Abstract
Peak expiratory flow rate is simple and reliable test for the assessment of patients with bronchial asthma and other pulmonary disorders. Medical students are supposed to be more conscious about their health as compare to students of other disciplines. Variety of factors which include age, height, weight, environmental and occupational pollution, mental and physical health affect the pulmonary function tests. This study was designed to assess the peak expiratory flow rate in medical students because they are always exposed to mental stress due to their huge course and curriculum.

Key words: PEFR, tuberculosis, hypertension, diabetes



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