Effects of continuous positive airway pressure on quality of life in patients with moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea: data from a randomized controlled trial.

@article{Siccoli2008EffectsOC,
  title={Effects of continuous positive airway pressure on quality of life in patients with moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea: data from a randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Massimiliano M Siccoli and Justin C T Pepperell and Malcolm Kohler and Sonya Elizabeth Craig and Robert Davies and John R Stradling},
  journal={Sleep},
  year={2008},
  volume={31 11},
  pages={
          1551-8
        }
}
STUDY OBJECTIVES Previous studies have shown that CPAP has a substantial impact on daytime symptoms and quality of life (QOL). It remains unclear which outcome measures best identify real CPAP effects and carry independent information. METHODS One hundred-two men with moderate-severe obstructive sleep apnea were randomized to either "real" or "sham" CPAP for one month. Outcome measures were subjective sleepiness (Epworth Sleepiness Scale [ESS]) and QOL measures includiig SF-36/SF-12 and… CONTINUE READING
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