Quality of Life of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Patients Receiving Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Treatment: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Previous studies have shown conflicting results on the effect of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) on quality of life (QoL) in OSA patients. This systematic review investigated the effect of CPAP on QoL in OSA patients compared to sham CPAP, placebo pills, and conservative treatment. Studies were identified via Web of Knowledge, PubMed, PsychInfo, CINAHL, EMBASE, OpenGrey, and the Cochrane Library. Findings indicate that CPAP treatment may help to improve physical symptoms of OSA, whereas impaired psychological QoL still cannot be alleviated.