Neurological Institute Outcomes
Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulation and Patient Reported Outcomes (N = 199)
2016 – 2019
Upper airway stimulation (UAS) is increasingly being used for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) treatment; however, data comparing changes in patient reported outcomes (PROs) in response to positive airway pressure (PAP) vs UAS are limited. UAS and PAP groups were frequency matched by 1:3 on age, sex, body mass index (BMI) and Apnea-Hypopnea Index (AHI, category 15–30, > 30). Linear mixed models assessed the difference of change in Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS), Functional Outcomes of Sleep Questionnaire (FOSQ), Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ9), and Insomnia Severity Index (ISI) measures on matched strata of UAS vs PAP groups with adjustment of baseline and matching factors.
ESS = Epworth Sleepiness Scale, FOSQ = Functional Outcomes of Sleep Questionnaire, ISI = Insomnia Severity Index, PAP = positive airway pressure, PHQ9 = Patient Health Questionnaire, UAS = upper airway stimulation