Table. 13—

Summary of the considerations for the interpretation of change in lung function

Be aware of possible significant changes in lung function parameters over time (table 12)
Multiple measurements over time are more likely to signal a real change in lung function than two measurements
When too many indices of lung function are tracked simultaneously, the risk of false-positive indications of change increases
Clinical interpretation of serial tests should not be based solely on the coefficient of repeatability, but also on the clinical findings