Table 5.16.5Quality of life in randomized controlled trials of positional therapy vs CPAP

Study
PMID
Baseline AHI (SD)Baseline ESS (SD)Duration (design)InterventionsNo. AnalyzedOutcomeFavorsIf Significant DifferenceDropout, %Study Quality
Net Difference95% CITest RangeP Btw
“Worst”“Best”
Jokic 1999
10084491
17.9 (nd) [4.4–32.8]13.42 wk (XO)Positional Therapy13General Health Questionnaire07%B
CPAP13
Skinner 2004233
15611894
27 (12) [13–50]11.9 (4.6)1 mo (XO)SHEP14SF-36 physical0
TASB14SF-36 mental0
Skinner 2008234
18713092
23 (12) [6–51]13.6 (50.5)1 mo (XO)SHEP20SF-36 physical0
TASB20SF-36 mental0

From: Appendix D, Summary Tables

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