Priority 11 from the Obstructive Sleep Apnea (Saskatchewan,Canada) PSP
|UNCERTAINTY: What should be done if the patient does not notice any difference after beginning/receiving Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) treatment? (JLA PSP Priority 11)
|JLA question ID
|Patients who do not notice any benefits from using CPAP may be more inclined to stop their treatments, which can result in the serious complications associated with untreated Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Patients may be hesitant to contact their sleep specialist if they have experienced long wait times in the past. They may also not know how to interpret the results of the information that may be provided through CPAP machines that monitor use and other outcomes.
Fung CH, Alessi C, Tuong C, Josephson K, Hays RD, Col N et al. Patient-provider communcation with older adultsabout sleep anea diagnosis and treatment. Behav Sleep Med 2017;15:423-437.
|Health Research Classification System category
|Extra information provided by this PSP
|Original uncertainty examples
|For people diagnosed with sleep apnea, using CPAP machine but not seeing a noticeable difference in level of fatigue, what is the treatment plan? Continue to use CPAP, further testing? ~ Why does someone still feel tired even when using cpap?
|Clinicians x 2, patient x 4, family member
|PSP unique ID
|Obstructive Sleep Apnea PSP
|Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP.
|39 (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
|Date of priority setting workshop
|28 January 2021