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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.

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Abstract

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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ID Code: 589
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome, CPAP, Apnea Knowledge Test, Apnea Beliefs Scale, apnea education, health beliefs
DOI: 10.1016/S0022-3999(03)00545-2
ISSN: 0022-3999
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Biological Psychology (Neuropsychology Psychopharmacology Physiological Psychology) (170101)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Health Clinical and Counselling Psychology (170106)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Psychology not elsewhere classified (170199)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 Elsevier
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 01 Feb 2005
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:06

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