Journal article

Predictors of lung function trajectories in population-based studies: A systematic review

Daniel O Okyere, Dinh S Bui, George R Washko, Caroline J Lodge, Adrian J Lowe, Raisa Cassim, Jennifer L Perret, Michael J Abramson, E Haydn Walters, Nilakshi T Waidyatillake, Shyamali C Dharmage

RESPIROLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2021


Despite the growing body of evidence on lung function trajectories over the life course and their risk factors, the literature has not been systematically synthesized. Publications related to lung function trajectories were identified from PubMed, EMBASE and CINAHL databases. Two authors independently identified publications for inclusion according to predefined selection criteria. Studies that modelled lung function trajectories and reported associated exposures were included. Meta-analyses could not be conducted due to heterogeneity in the exposures and methods used to model lung function trajectories. Nine publications were eligible for inclusion of which four used group-based trajectory ..

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