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Impact of Sleep Disordered Breathing in Older Adults

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00005378
First Posted: May 26, 2000
Last Update Posted: March 16, 2016
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Information provided by:
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
  Purpose
To test the hypothesis that clinically inapparent sleep-disordered breathing was associated with blood pressure elevation, impairment of health-related quality of life, and depression.

Condition
Cardiovascular Diseases Hypertension Depression Sleep Apnea Syndromes Lung Diseases

Study Type: Observational

Further study details as provided by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI):

Study Start Date: July 1994
Study Completion Date: May 1998
Detailed Description:

BACKGROUND:

The health impact of disordered breathing during sleep among middle-aged and older men and women in the general population had not been well studied, and the need for treating relatively mild degrees of sleep-disordered breathing was unknown in 1994. The study was the first population study which examined the effect of sleep-disordered breathing on these health outcomes. The study sought to establish the prevalence of clinically important sleep-disordered breathing among middle-aged and older men and women and to provide quantitative data to serve as the basis for selecting patients for screening and deciding which patients might benefit from therapeutic intervention.

DESIGN NARRATIVE:

The study evaluated the hypothesis that clinically inapparent sleep-disordered breathing was associated with blood pressure elevation, impairment of health-related quality of life, and depression. The study used the Veterans Administration Normative Aging Study (NAS) population, which consisted of approximately 1,700 community-dwelling-men who returned for examination every three years. Respiratory function was assessed during sleep among these men and their wives using a validated method for home sleep monitoring. Blood pressure, health-related quality of life, and depression score were also assessed in the home. The potential associations of sleep-disordered breathing with hypertension, impaired health-related quality of life, and depression were evaluated, and the possibility that these relationships differed between men and women was examined.

The study completion date listed in this record was obtained from the "End Date" entered in the Protocol Registration and Results System (PRS) record.

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 100 Years   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria
No eligibility criteria
  Contacts and Locations
No Contacts or Locations Provided
  More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00005378     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 4276
R01HL051075 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Submitted: May 25, 2000
First Posted: May 26, 2000
Last Update Posted: March 16, 2016
Last Verified: November 2001

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cardiovascular Diseases
Lung Diseases
Sleep Apnea Syndromes
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Apnea
Respiration Disorders
Sleep Disorders, Intrinsic
Dyssomnias
Sleep Wake Disorders
Nervous System Diseases