Repercussions of a sleep medicine outreach program

Show simple item record Conway, Silvia Goncalves [UNIFESP] Tufik, Sergio [UNIFESP] Frussa-Filho, Roberto [UNIFESP] Bittencourt, Lia Rita Azeredo [UNIFESP] 2015-06-14T13:36:20Z 2015-06-14T13:36:20Z 2006-08-01
dc.identifier.citation Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research. Associação Brasileira de Divulgação Científica, v. 39, n. 8, p. 1057-1063, 2006.
dc.identifier.issn 0100-879X
dc.description.abstract Despite the high prevalence of sleep disorders, many healthcare professionals and lay people have little knowledge of Sleep Medicine. Mindful of such a reality, in 2001 the Sleep Institute of the Associação Fundo de Incentivo à Psicofarmacologia launched a campaign to increase Sleep Medicine awareness. Media features, exhibitions, inserts, and classes were used to reach 2,000,000 people and 55,000 healthcare professionals during the period from 2001 to 2004. To evaluate this program, we compared data for polysomnography referrals to the Institute in 2000 and in 2004. A total of 8805 referrals were evaluated (2000: 2164; 2004: 6641). Over the 4 years of the program, the number of beds increased by 43%; more women were referred (31 vs 37%; P < 0.001), mainly with a diagnostic hypothesis of sleep-disorder breathing (SDB). SDB was the most frequent diagnostic hypothesis in 2000 and 2004. In 2004 there were fewer referrals without a diagnostic hypothesis (27 vs 21%; P < 0.001) and for controlling surgically treated SDB (2.3 vs 1.6%; P < 0.05), and an increase in the following diagnostic hypotheses: non-invasive treatment of SDB (8.3 vs 12.3%; P < 0.001) and insomnia (3.5 vs 6.5%; P < 0.001). Insomnia diagnostic hypothesis was better correlated with SDB on referral documents in 2004 and less with a diagnostic hypothesis of limb movement disturbance. The program helped increase polysomnography referrals, particularly among women. Healthcare professionals appear to have a more developed understanding of sleep disorders. en
dc.format.extent 1057-1063
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Associação Brasileira de Divulgação Científica
dc.relation.ispartof Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research
dc.rights Acesso aberto
dc.subject Sleep en
dc.subject Medical education en
dc.subject Clinical diagnosis en
dc.subject Diagnosis-related groups en
dc.subject Sleep-disorder breathing en
dc.subject Insomnia en
dc.title Repercussions of a sleep medicine outreach program en
dc.type Artigo
dc.contributor.institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
dc.description.affiliation Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP) Departamento de Psicobiologia
dc.description.affiliation Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP) Departamento de Farmacologia
dc.description.affiliationUnifesp UNIFESP, Depto. de Psicobiologia
dc.description.affiliationUnifesp UNIFESP, Depto. de Farmacologia
dc.identifier.file S0100-879X2006000800008.pdf
dc.identifier.scielo S0100-879X2006000800008
dc.identifier.doi 10.1590/S0100-879X2006000800008
dc.description.source SciELO
dc.identifier.wos WOS:000239936900008


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