Journal article

Diagnostic accuracy and suitability of instruments that screen for obstructive sleep apnoea, insomnia and sleep quality in cardiac patients: a meta-analysis

Michael R Le Grande, Alun C Jackson, Alison Beauchamp, Debra Kerr, Andrea Driscoll

SLEEP MEDICINE | ELSEVIER | Published : 2021


BACKGROUND: A number of clinical guidelines recommend that all cardiac rehabilitation patients should be screened for potential sleep disorders with a validated screening instrument. There is currently no consensus on what specific tools should be used. OBJECTIVE: To identify tools that are practical to use in the clinical environment and have high diagnostic accuracy. METHODS: We systematically searched online databases to identify patient reported outcome instruments that have been used in published research studies to assess the likelihood of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) in cardiac patients. In studies that provided diagnostic data, these data were extracted and verified via an evidence..

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