Suicidal ideation in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea and its relationship with disease severity, sleep-related problems and social support

Vladimira Timkova, Iveta Nagyova, Sijmen A Reijneveld, Ruzena Tkacova*, Roy E Stewart, Jitse P van Dijk, Ute Bültmann

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Abstract

We aimed to assess the prevalence of suicidal ideation and to examine the relationships between obstructive sleep apnoea severity, sleep-related problems, social support and suicidal ideation in obstructive sleep apnoea patients. We included 149 patients (68% male; mean age, 48.99 +/- 9.57 years) with diagnosed obstructive sleep apnoea (Apnoea-Hypopnoea Index > 5) based on full-night polysomnography. The prevalence of suicidal ideation among obstructive sleep apnoea patients was 20.1 per cent. Structural equation modelling showed that suicidal ideation in obstructive sleep apnoea was strongly related to poor sleep quality and high fatigue levels. No relationship between social support and suicidal ideation in obstructive sleep apnoea patients was found.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1450-1461
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Health Psychology
Volume25
Issue number10-11
Early online date1-Mar-2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep-2020

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