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Assessing effective treatments for Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) and exploring the relationships between OSA severity, eating behaviour and anxiety/depression in newly diagnosed adults with OSA

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posted on 21.03.2019 by LADAN GHAZI
Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is a common sleep-related breathing disorder and is associated with health-threatening conditions including cardiovascular disease, anxiety, and depression. Considering that OSA and obesity are strongly linked, we sought to a) clarify which of the lifestyle changes is the most effective intervention in adults with OSA; and b) explore the underlying factors or mechanisms attributing to the link between OSA and obesity. Our results suggest that diet-based interventions (with or without exercise) are effective for improving OSA. Also, no strong relationships were found between OSA severity, age, gender, eating behaviour, and levels of anxiety and depression.

History

Principal supervisor

Helen Truby

Year of Award

2018

Department, School or Centre

Nutrition and Dietetics

Campus location

Australia

Course

Master of Philosophy

Degree Type

MPHIL

Faculty

Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences

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