Chest. 2010 Feb 19. [Epub ahead of print]
Outcomes of home - based diagnosis and treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
1 University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK., Canada.
INTRODUCTION: Home diagnosis and therapy of OSA may improve access to testing and CPAP treatment. We compared subjective sleepiness, sleep quality, quality of life, blood pressure and CPAP adherence after four weeks of CPAP therapy in subjects diagnosed and treated at home and in those evaluated in the sleep laboratory.
Conclusions: Compared with the home-based protocol, diagnosis and treatment of OSA in the sleep laboratory does not lead to superior four-week outcomes in sleepiness scores, sleep quality, quality of life, blood pressure, and CPAP adherence.
PMID: 20173052 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]