Effects of continuous positive airway pressure on fatigue and sleepiness in patients with obstructive sleep apnea: data from a randomized controlled trial.

@article{Tomfohr2011EffectsOC,
  title={Effects of continuous positive airway pressure on fatigue and sleepiness in patients with obstructive sleep apnea: data from a randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Lianne M. Tomfohr and Sonia Ancoli-Israel and Jos{\'e} S. Loredo and Joel E. Dimsdale},
  journal={Sleep},
  year={2011},
  volume={34 1},
  pages={121-6}
}
OBJECTIVES Complaints of fatigue are frequent in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA); however, the impact of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) on fatigue remains unclear. METHODS Fifty-nine men and women with OSA were randomly assigned to therapeutic or placebo CPAP in a double-blind fashion for a 3-week intervention period. Four outcome measures were assessed: (1) fatigue/vigor measured with the Multidimensional Fatigue Symptom Inventory--Short Form (MFSI-sf), the (2… CONTINUE READING

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