alexa Abstract | Health Related Quality of Life in Adult Obstructive Sleep Apnea
ISSN: 2167-0277

Journal of Sleep Disorders & Therapy
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Objective: To review the literature on Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and Health Related Quality of Life (HRQoL).

Method: We conducted systematic review of the literature on HRQoL and OSA.

Summary: Our review of published literature on quality of life in adult OSA suggest that there is significant impairment of HRQoL in obstructive sleep apnea but the magnitude of QoL impairment is not proportional to the severity of OSA as determined by AHI. There is paucity of data over effect of treatment on quality of life but the available data suggest that there is improvement in QoL with CPAP treatment at least in moderate and severe OSA patients. Effect of other treatment modalities is unclear yet.

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Author(s): Naveen Dutt, Kirti Chaudhry, Nishant Kumar Chauhan, Ashok Kuwal, Lokesh Kumar Saini, Swetabh Purohit and Sunil Kumar


Health, Quality of life, Obstructive sleep apnea, Adult, Sleep Apnea, Sleep Disorders, Sleep Medicine, Sleep Therapy, Deep Sleep Therapy

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