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Calgary Sleep Apnea Quality of Life Index (SAQLI)

  • Azmeh Shahid
  • Kate Wilkinson
  • Shai Marcu
  • Colin M. Shapiro
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Abstract

A 35-item, interview-administered scale, the SAQLI evaluates four domains of quality of life associated with sleep apnea: daily functioning, social interactions, emotional functioning, and symptoms. A fifth domain – treatment-related symptoms – was developed for use with individuals currently undergoing therapeutic intervention. With its excellent responsiveness to change, the scale is ideal for monitoring the effectiveness of different apnea treatments.

References

  1. 1.
    Flemons, W. W., & Reimer, M. A. (2002). Measurement properties of the Calgary sleep apnea quality of life index. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 165, 159–164.PubMedGoogle Scholar
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    Flemons, W. W., & Reimer, M. A. (1998). Development of a disease-specific health-related quality of life questionnaire for sleep apnea. American Journal of Respiratory and Clinical Care Medicine, 158(2), 494–503.Google Scholar

Representative Studies Using Scale

  1. Parish, J. M., & Lyng, P. J. (2003). Quality of life in bed partners of patients with obstructive sleep apnea or hypopnea after treatment with continuous positive airway pressure. Chest, 124(3), 942–947.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Whitelaw, W. A., Brant, R. F., & Flemons, W. W. (2005). Clinical usefulness of home oximetry compared with polysomnography for assessment of sleep apnea. American Thoracic Society, 171, 188–193.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Azmeh Shahid
    • 1
  • Kate Wilkinson
    • 1
  • Shai Marcu
    • 2
  • Colin M. Shapiro
    • 3
  1. 1.University of Toronto The Youthdale Child and Adolescent Sleep CentreTorontoCanada
  2. 2.University of Toronto The Youthdale Child and Adolescent Sleep CentreTorontoCanada
  3. 3.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Toronto The Youthdale Child and Adolescent Sleep CentreTorontoCanada

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