Priority 8 from the Obstructive Sleep Apnea (Saskatchewan,Canada) PSP

UNCERTAINTY: How can the treatment and care of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in long-term and residential care settings be improved?  (JLA PSP Priority 8)
Overall ranking 8
JLA question ID 0118/8
Explanatory note Little research has been conducted on how residents with Obstructive Sleep Apnea are cared for in long-term care and residential settings, although it is likely that this is an under-studied area. In adults aged 65 years or older, it is estimated that between 13% and 32% may suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea.This is because age-related changes in the size of the upper airway and a predisposition to airway collapse.For younger people in residential care, some may also be at higher risk. For example, it is estimated that between 30% and 60% of people with Down syndrome have Obstructive Sleep Apnea. 

No evidence identified 

Health Research Classification System category Respiratory
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples What is being done to address the low level of care for Sleep Apnea in long term care? 
Submitted by  Clinicians
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0118
PSP name 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