Table 5

Distribution-based estimates of the MID

Distribution methodProventautoCPAPMOSAIC*All
SE of measurement1.891.772.142.36
Cohen’s effect size1.533 months: 1.97
12 months: 1.99
24 months: 2.04
1.522.08†
Empirical rule effect size1.473 months: 1.89
12 months: 1.91
24 months: 1.96
1.461.99†
  • *Calculated only in the treatment group due to the lack of effect in the placebo group.

  • †Based on 3-month follow-up for autoCPAP.

  • MID, minimal important difference.