בשל "הגנת זכויות יוצרים" מובא להלן קישור לתקציר המאמר. לקריאתו בטקסט מלא, אנא פנה/י לספרייה הרפואית הזמינה לך.
There are several obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) treatment options available to patients, including surgery and less invasive therapies.
Little is known about the factors that influence patient preferences for treatment. We aimed to understand factors influencing patient experience and decision making for undergoing sleep surgery.
Retrospective qualitative study. Tertiary sleep surgery clinic.
We conducted semistructured interviews with adults who previously underwent any nasal and/or pharyngeal sleep surgery.
We asked open-ended questions about their decision-making process within a preconceived thematic framework of chief OSA symptoms, expectations for recovery, and sources of information.
The interviews were audio recorded and transcribed, and content was analyzed for defined, emergent, and prevalent themes.