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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.

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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 Ca...

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Siccoli, MM More by this author
Pepperell, JC More by this author
Davies, RJ More by this author
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Journal:
Sleep
Volume:
31
Issue:
11
Pages:
1551-1558
Publication date:
2008-11-05
EISSN:
1550-9109
ISSN:
0161-8105
URN:
uuid:9345003a-ff1b-4dba-827f-8ff7cedbda40
Source identifiers:
21583
Local pid:
pubs:21583

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