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Content comparison of health-related quality of life instruments for obstructive sleep apnea


Autor/in:

Stucki, Armin; Cieza, Alarcos; Schuurmans, M. M.; Üstün, Bedirhan; Stucki, Gerold; Gradinger, Felix; Partinen, Markku


Herausgeber/in:

k. A.


Quelle:

Sleep medicine, 2008, Volume 9 (Number 2), Seite 199-206, Amsterdam, New York: Elsevier, ISSN: 1389-9457 (Print); 1878-5506 (Online)


Jahr:

2008



Abstract:


Background and purpose:

Due to the increasing importance of quality of life assessments in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients and due to an increased use of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), for comparative purposes it is essential to understand the relationship between health-related quality of life (HRQOL) instruments and the ICF. The purpose of this study was to compare the content covered by OSA-specific instruments using the ICF.

Patients and methods:

OSA-specific instruments were identified, including the Calgary Sleep Apnea Quality of Life Index, the Functional Outcomes of Sleep Questionnaire, the Obstructive Sleep Apnea Patient-Oriented Severity Index, and the Quebec Sleep Questionnaire, and linked to the ICF by six health professionals according to standardized guidelines. The degree of agreement between health professionals was calculated by means of the kappa statistic.

Results:

A total of 308 concepts were identified and linked to 78 different ICF categories; 35 categories of the component body function, one category of the component body structure, 38 categories of the component activities and participation, and four categories of the component environmental factors. Only contents within the chapters mental functions, mobility and social life were addressed by all instruments. Forty-seven categories were covered by only one instrument.

Conclusion:

The ICF proved highly useful for the comparison of HRQOL instruments. This analysis may help researchers and clinicians to choose the most appropriate HRQOL instrument for a specific purpose as well as help to compare study outcomes of studies using different instruments for HRQOL assessment


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Sleep Medicine
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R/ZA6397


Informationsstand: 01.06.2011

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