Quality of life among untreated sleep apnea patients compared with the general population and changes after treatment with positive airway pressure.
Cast your vote
You can rate an item by clicking the amount of stars they wish to award to this item.
When enough users have cast their vote on this item, the average rating will also be shown.
Your vote was cast
Thank you for your feedback
Thank you for your feedback
Keenan, Brendan T
Arnardottir, Erna Sif
Sigurdsson, Jon Fridrik
Kuna, Samuel T
Pack, Allan I
MetadataShow full item record
CitationQuality of life among untreated sleep apnea patients compared with the general population and changes after treatment with positive airway pressure. 2015, 24 (3):328-38 J Sleep Res
AbstractObstructive sleep apnea leads to recurrent arousals from sleep, oxygen desaturations, daytime sleepiness and fatigue. This can have an adverse impact on quality of life. The aims of this study were to compare: (i) quality of life between the general population and untreated patients with obstructive sleep apnea; and (ii) changes of quality of life among patients with obstructive sleep apnea after 2 years of positive airway pressure treatment between adherent patients and non-users. Propensity score methodologies were used in order to minimize selection bias and strengthen causal inferences. The enrolled obstructive sleep apnea subjects (n = 822) were newly diagnosed with moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea who were starting positive airway pressure treatment, and the general population subjects (n = 742) were randomly selected Icelanders. The Short Form 12 was used to measure quality of life. Untreated patients with obstructive sleep apnea had a worse quality of life when compared with the general population. This effect remained significant after using propensity scores to select samples, balanced with regard to age, body mass index, gender, smoking, diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease. We did not find significant overall differences between full and non-users of positive airway pressure in improvement of quality of life from baseline to follow-up. However, there was a trend towards more improvement in physical quality of life for positive airway pressure-adherent patients, and the most obese subjects improved their physical quality of life more. The results suggest that co-morbidities of obstructive sleep apnea, such as obesity, insomnia and daytime sleepiness, have a great effect on life qualities and need to be taken into account and addressed with additional interventions.
DescriptionTo access publisher's full text version of this article click on the hyperlink at the bottom of the page
RightsArchived with thanks to Journal of sleep research
- Insomnia complaints in lean patients with obstructive sleep apnea negatively affect positive airway pressure treatment adherence.
- Authors: Eysteinsdottir B, Gislason T, Pack AI, Benediktsdottir B, Arnardottir ES, Kuna ST, Björnsdottir E
- Issue date: 2017 Apr
- Residual sleepiness in sleep apnea patients treated by continuous positive airway pressure.
- Authors: Gasa M, Tamisier R, Launois SH, Sapene M, Martin F, Stach B, Grillet Y, Levy P, Pepin JL, Scientific Council of the Sleep Registry of the French Federation of Pneumology-FFP.
- Issue date: 2013 Aug
- Effects of obesity on the association between long-term sleep apnea treatment and changes in interleukin-6 levels: the Icelandic Sleep Apnea Cohort.
- Authors: Arnardottir ES, Lim DC, Keenan BT, Maislin G, Benediktsdottir B, Juliusson S, Pack AI, Gislason T
- Issue date: 2015 Apr
- Gender differences in the effect of comorbid insomnia symptom on depression, anxiety, fatigue, and daytime sleepiness in patients with obstructive sleep apnea.
- Authors: Lee MH, Lee SA, Lee GH, Ryu HS, Chung S, Chung YS, Kim WS
- Issue date: 2014 Mar
- Educational, supportive and behavioural interventions to improve usage of continuous positive airway pressure machines in adults with obstructive sleep apnoea.
- Authors: Wozniak DR, Lasserson TJ, Smith I
- Issue date: 2014 Jan 8