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CPAP treatment in obstructive sleep apnoea: a randomised, controlled trial of follow-up with a focus on patient satisfaction
Örebro University Hospital, Örebro, Sweden; Department of Clinical Medicine, Örebro University, Örebro, Sweden.
Örebro University Hospital, Örebro, Sweden.
Örebro University Hospital, Örebro, Sweden.
Örebro University, School of Health and Medical Sciences. Centre for Assessment of Medical Technologies in Örebro, Sweden.
2009 (English)In: Sleep Medicine, ISSN 1389-9457, E-ISSN 1878-5506, Vol. 10, no 8, 869-874 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

AIM OF THE STUDY: To assess a simplified model for follow-up in patients undergoing CPAP-treatment for obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome.

PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 200 patients in stable condition were randomised to annual follow-up visits either by a specialist nurse (intervention) or physician-led visits including oximetry (control). Patients were followed for two years and assessed for the following outcomes: global satisfaction, quality of life, medical events, and resource utilisation.

RESULTS: The overall experience of CPAP treatment was rated as excellent or good by 99% in each group. Global satisfaction was high in both groups, and there were no clinically significant differences between the groups. Quality of life did not differ between the groups. No serious medical events related to OSAS occurred during the study period. Extra physician consultations occurred rarely, and were managed within the limits of the follow-up visits.

CONCLUSION: For stable patients undergoing CPAP treatment for obstructive sleep apnoea, regular follow-up visits by a specialist nurse can optimise the use of health care resources while retaining high patient satisfaction, without increasing medical risks.

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Elsevier, 2009. Vol. 10, no 8, 869-874 p.
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Medical and Health Sciences Respiratory Medicine and Allergy
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Medicine
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-11984DOI: 10.1016/j.sleep.2008.08.008ISI: 000269995600011PubMedID: 19179111Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-68749118369OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-11984DiVA: diva2:354619
Available from: 2010-10-04 Created: 2010-10-04 Last updated: 2017-10-18Bibliographically approved

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