TableĀ 5

SF-36 questionnaire

Mental component scoreStandard care, N=158CPAP, N=165
Baseline mean score (SD)46.6 (11.3)48.2 (10.4)
6-month mean score (SD)48.5 (11.0)52.0 (9.8)
Mean change (SE)+1.9 (0.7)+3.8 (0.6)
Adjusted treatment effect (95% CI), p value+2.6 (+0.9 to +4.2), p=0.003
  • Mean baseline and 6-month mental component scores with adjusted treatment effect. An increase in mental component score indicates an improvement in health status.

  • CPAP, continuous positive airway pressure.