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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-6

Change in quality of life with nasal CPAP in patients with OSA

Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Maharajah’s Institute of Medical Sciences, Nellimarla, Vizianagaram, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Dr. Venkateswara Rao Teela
Venkateswara Rao Teela, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, MIMS, Vizianagaram, Nellimarla 535217, Andhra Pradesh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jacp.jacp_53_21

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Background: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a major global problem, associated with increased morbidity mortality and decreased quality of life. There are many possible treatment options, but noninvasive ventilation (NIV) nasal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is most commonly used and most effective modality. In this study, we evaluated and assessed 30 cases of patients with OSA. Patients and methods: A prospective study was performed by using Short Form 36 (SF-36) questionnaire; OSA was assessed pre- and post-NIV therapies for 1 month. Results and conclusion: This study demonstrated a marked impairment of the quality of life in patients with even mild OSA. One month of CPAP treatment improved the quality of life in the all domains of SF-36 health questionnaire. We concluded that health-related quality of life of patients with OSA improved remarkably with CPAP therapy.

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