Hong Kong Med J 2014;20(Suppl 7):S19-23
Neurocognitive and psychosocial outcomes of obstructive sleep apnoea in Hong Kong Chinese
EYY Lau, MSM Ip, TMC Lee
Department of Psychology, The University of Hong Kong
1. Patients with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) had a number of neurocognitive deficits including attention lapses, working memory, verbal learning and recall, semantic fluency, and processing speed.
2. Psychological impairments including sleepiness and poor sleep quality, depressive, anxiety, and stress symptoms, poor functional outcomes and quality of life were noted in patients with OSA, compared with healthy controls.
3. This study serves as a potential first step in enhancing health care for patients with OSA in Hong Kong by establishing a neurocognitive and psychosocial profile and by identifying relevant daytime outcomes for treatment efficacy evaluation.