A preliminary investigation of the effectiveness of a sleep apnea education program
Smith, Simon S., Lang, Cathryne P., Sullivan, Karen A., & Warren, Judith (2004) A preliminary investigation of the effectiveness of a sleep apnea education program. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 56(2), pp. 245-249.
This study aimed to evaluate a standardised sleep apnea patient education program and develop a study design that may be used to evaluate other such education programs.
Thirty-four adults diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) underwent a standard sleep apnea education program and completed measures of knowledge of and beliefs about sleep apnea before, after, and three-months following education. Two outcome measures were used; the Apnea Knowledge Test (AKT) and the Apnea Beliefs Scale (ABS). This study provides the first, albeit preliminary, evaluation of a structured OSAHS patient education program.
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