0
We're unable to sign you in at this time. Please try again in a few minutes.
Retry
We were able to sign you in, but your subscription(s) could not be found. Please try again in a few minutes.
Retry
There may be a problem with your account. Please contact the AMA Service Center to resolve this issue.
Contact the AMA Service Center:
Telephone: 1 (800) 262-2350 or 1 (312) 670-7827  *   Email: subscriptions@jamanetwork.com
Error Message ......
ARTICLE |

Factors Impairing Daytime Performance in Patients With Sleep Apnea/Hypopnea Syndrome

Katherine Cheshire; Heather Engleman; Ian Deary, MB ChB; Colin Shapiro, FRCPC; Neil J. Douglas, FRCP
Arch Intern Med. 1992;152(3):538-541. doi:10.1001/archinte.1992.00400150068012.
Text Size: A A A
Published online

Patients with sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome commonly demonstrate impaired daytime performance. In a prospective study, 29 patients with sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome were assessed polysomnographically to determine the relationship of cognitive performance and daytime sleepiness with sleep disruption, hypoxemia, and mood. Deterioration of cognitive performance correlated significantly with increasing severity of nocturnal breathing irregularity, magnitude of nocturnal hypoxemia, and extent of sleep disruption. Multiple regression analysis identified frequency of apneas plus hypopneas and of arousal and the extent of nocturnal hypoxemia as the variables most strongly associated with cognitive deficits. Anxiety and depression also contributed to this impairment. Objective daytime sleepiness was not significantly associated with nocturnal variables. This study showed that the frequency of breathing irregularities and the extent of both sleep disruption and nocturnal hypoxemia are important in determining daytime function in patients with sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome. All of these factors should be considered when deciding which patients require treatment.

(Arch Intern Med. 1992;152:538-541)

Topics

Sign in

Create a free personal account to sign up for alerts, share articles, and more.

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal

First Page Preview

View Large
First page PDF preview

Figures

Tables

References

Correspondence

CME
Also Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
Please click the checkbox indicating that you have read the full article in order to submit your answers.
Your answers have been saved for later.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Submit a Comment

Multimedia

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Web of Science® Times Cited: 219

Sign in

Create a free personal account to sign up for alerts, share articles, and more.

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.

Jobs
brightcove.createExperiences();