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Controlled, prospective trial of psychosocial function before and after continuous positive airway pressure therapy.

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The aim of the study was to investigate psychosocial function before and after continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy, and establish the determinants and consequences of objective CPAP use. In a prospective, parallel-group study, changes in psychosocial scores were compared with conservative management or CPAP therapy for the sleep apnoea/hypopnoea syndrome (SAHS). Patient/partner couples from the top (CPAP treated, n=44) or bottom (conservatively treated, n=25) of a CPAP waiting ...

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McFadyen, TA More by this author
McArdle, N More by this author
Douglas, NJ More by this author
Engleman, HM More by this author
Journal:
The European respiratory journal
Volume:
18
Issue:
6
Pages:
996-1002
Publication date:
2001-12-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1399-3003
ISSN:
0903-1936
URN:
uuid:0a7ec386-72a1-48ea-b084-bab2c0b9535d
Source identifiers:
387454
Local pid:
pubs:387454

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