Priority 15 from the Obstructive Sleep Apnea (Saskatchewan,Canada) PSP
|UNCERTAINTY: Apart from Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), what other ways (including alternative therapies and physical or breathing exercises) could effectively treat OSA? (JLA PSP Priority 15)
|JLA question ID
|Evidence suggests increasing use of complementary and alternative medicine to ameliorate health problems, particularly as patients are empowered to take an active role in managing their own health. Online searches of potential treatments for OSA can be difficult for patients to evaluate in terms of quality and evidence base. A high proportion of patients with OSA reported previous or current use, and interest in future use, of complementary and alternative medicine in the study by Sood et al.
Gaisl T, Haile SR, Thiel S, Osswald M, Kohler M. Efficacy of pharmacotherapy Sood A; Narayanan S; Wahner-Roedler DL; Knudsen K; Sood R; Loehrer LL; Hanson AC; Kuzniar TJ; Olson EJ. Use of complementary and alternative medicine treatments by patients with obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome. J Clin Sleep Med 2007;3(6):575-579.
|Health Research Classification System category
|Extra information provided by this PSP
|Original uncertainty examples
|What are alternative methods other than cpap to deal with apnea? ~ What options exist for CPAP intolerant patients ? ~ What other therapies beside CPAP give next best treatment option? ~ Can research find effective treatment for Obstructive Apnea rather than use CPAP machine?
|Patients x 63, family members x 23, clinicians x 6
|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