Apnea Knowledge Test

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

A multiple-choice questionnaire desig­ned to assess the respondent’s knowledge of obstructive sleep apnea and Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP). Developed by Smith and colleagues [1], the questionnaire was initially intended to be administered before and after patient education programs. A significant difference between the knowledge scores achieved pre- and post-program would indicate an effective intervention. Though findings thus far have been inconclusive, the questionnaire’s developers suggest that CPAP compliance may be related to patient knowledge and beliefs – a standardized tool for measuring education level will allow future studies to investigate this claim.

Reference

  1. 1.
    Smith, S. S., Lang, C. P., Sullivan, K. A., & Warren, J. (2004). Two new tools for assessing obstructive sleep apnea and continuous positive airway pressure therapy. Sleep Medicine, 5, 359–367.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

Representative Studies Using Scale

  1. Smith, S. S., Lang, C. P., Sullivan, K. A., & Warren, J. (2004). A preliminary investigation of the effectiveness of a sleep apnea education program. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 56(2), 245–249.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011

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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