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Nurse-led intensive interventions improve adherence to continuous positive airway pressure therapy and quality of life in obstructive sleep apnea patients.

Chen X, Chen W, Hu W, Huang K, Huang J, Zhou Y - Patient Prefer Adherence (2015)

Bottom Line: All outcome measures were improved after treatment in both groups.The intervention group further showed an improvement in the Short Form-36 domains of mental and physical health (P<0.05).The CPAP usage and quality of life can be significantly improved by nurse-led intensive program in obstructive sleep apnea patients.

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Affiliation: Hospital of Stomatology, Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou, People's Republic of China.

ABSTRACT

Background: Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is widely recommended for the treatment of sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome (SAHS), but its usage by patients is very low. The aim of this study was to assess intensive educational programs and nursing support for the improvement of CPAP use and outcomes in SAHS patients.

Methods: Eighty new SAHS patients were randomized to receive nurse-led intensive interventions or usual support at hospital and home. The main outcome measure was CPAP use; changes in sleeping, symptoms, mood, and quality of life were also assessed after 12 months of treatment.

Results: All outcome measures were improved after treatment in both groups. However, patients receiving intensive support with significantly higher CPAP use (higher daily CPAP usage by 2.2 hours/day) had greater improvements in SAHS symptoms and mood (P<0.05). The intervention group further showed an improvement in the Short Form-36 domains of mental and physical health (P<0.05).

Conclusion: The CPAP usage and quality of life can be significantly improved by nurse-led intensive program in obstructive sleep apnea patients.

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Scores in the SF-36 questionnaire in the intervention and control groups during treatment.Abbreviation: SF-36, Short Form-36.
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f3-ppa-9-1707: Scores in the SF-36 questionnaire in the intervention and control groups during treatment.Abbreviation: SF-36, Short Form-36.

Mentions: The quality of life was significantly improved after CPAP treatment in both the groups. Moreover, after 12 months of treatment, the outcome was significantly different between the groups (Table 2 and Figure 3). This shows that both mental and physical health significantly improved in the intervention group over the control group. This improvement was maintained until 12 months.


Nurse-led intensive interventions improve adherence to continuous positive airway pressure therapy and quality of life in obstructive sleep apnea patients.

Chen X, Chen W, Hu W, Huang K, Huang J, Zhou Y - Patient Prefer Adherence (2015)

Scores in the SF-36 questionnaire in the intervention and control groups during treatment.Abbreviation: SF-36, Short Form-36.
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f3-ppa-9-1707: Scores in the SF-36 questionnaire in the intervention and control groups during treatment.Abbreviation: SF-36, Short Form-36.
Mentions: The quality of life was significantly improved after CPAP treatment in both the groups. Moreover, after 12 months of treatment, the outcome was significantly different between the groups (Table 2 and Figure 3). This shows that both mental and physical health significantly improved in the intervention group over the control group. This improvement was maintained until 12 months.

Bottom Line: All outcome measures were improved after treatment in both groups.The intervention group further showed an improvement in the Short Form-36 domains of mental and physical health (P<0.05).The CPAP usage and quality of life can be significantly improved by nurse-led intensive program in obstructive sleep apnea patients.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Hospital of Stomatology, Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou, People's Republic of China.

ABSTRACT

Background: Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is widely recommended for the treatment of sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome (SAHS), but its usage by patients is very low. The aim of this study was to assess intensive educational programs and nursing support for the improvement of CPAP use and outcomes in SAHS patients.

Methods: Eighty new SAHS patients were randomized to receive nurse-led intensive interventions or usual support at hospital and home. The main outcome measure was CPAP use; changes in sleeping, symptoms, mood, and quality of life were also assessed after 12 months of treatment.

Results: All outcome measures were improved after treatment in both groups. However, patients receiving intensive support with significantly higher CPAP use (higher daily CPAP usage by 2.2 hours/day) had greater improvements in SAHS symptoms and mood (P<0.05). The intervention group further showed an improvement in the Short Form-36 domains of mental and physical health (P<0.05).

Conclusion: The CPAP usage and quality of life can be significantly improved by nurse-led intensive program in obstructive sleep apnea patients.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus