Subjective sleepiness and daytime functioning in bariatric patients with obstructive sleep apnea

@article{Sharkey2012SubjectiveSA,
  title={Subjective sleepiness and daytime functioning in bariatric patients with obstructive sleep apnea},
  author={Katherine M. Sharkey and Henry J. Orff and Christine Tosi and David Harrington and G. Dean Roye and Richard P. Millman},
  journal={Sleep and Breathing},
  year={2012},
  volume={17},
  pages={267-274}
}
The purpose of this study was to evaluate associations between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) severity and self-reported sleepiness and daytime functioning in patients considering bariatric surgery for treatment of obesity. Using a retrospective cohort design, we identified 342 patients who had sleep evaluations prior to bariatric surgery. Our final sample included 269 patients (78.6 % of the original cohort, 239 females; mean age = 42.0 ± 9.5 years; body mass index = 50.2 ± 7.7 kg/m2) who had… CONTINUE READING

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