Encephale 2021 Jul 23. Epub 2021 Jul 23.
Service de psychiatrie « C », CHU Hédi Chaker, route Elain km 0,5, 3029 Sfax, Tunisie; Faculté de médecine de Sfax, université de Sfax, Sfax, Tunisie.
Introduction: The obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) is a chronic stressor that may alter the emotional state and quality of life (QOL) of patients suffering from it. In this work, we proposed to estimate the prevalence of depression and anxiety, to assess the QOL in a Tunisian population of apneic patients, and to assess their evolution under continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP).
Methods: We conducted a prospective study, involving 33 apneic patients followed for SAHOS with moderate or severe class disease in the pneumology department at Hedi Chaker university hospital in Sfax, Tunisia. Read More