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Parameter : Monitoring Progress
|Regular monitoring of:||Regular records of the Lung Volumes are essential for monitoring progress.||The progress can be monitored clinically and through investigations like PFT, Chest x-ray etc.|
|· The status of COPD with the help of a Peak Flow Meter||· In Lab: Spirometry is the most reliable method to attain these measures.|
|· Oxygen levels in blood with the help of Pulse Oximeter||· At Home: Peak expiratory Flow Rate measures help monitor the disease status.|
|· The symptoms (their severity, duration and frequency; time of attack; triggering factors etc.) and maintaining their record in a diary.||· Record Diary of medications, exercise and smoking patterns and exacerbations.|