Calidad de vida en personas mayores con síndrome de apneas-hipopneas durante el sueño y su relación con el deterioro cognitivo y funcional

Supervised by:
  1. María José Calero García Director
  2. Ana Raquel Ortega Martínez Director
  3. Sergio Iglesias Parro Director

Defence university: Universidad de Jaén

Fecha de defensa: 11 January 2022

  1. Elena Navarro Gonzalez Chair
  2. Juana María Morcillo Martínez Secretary
  3. Gabriel Aguilera Manrique Committee member

Type: Thesis

Teseo: 773594 DIALNET


The aim of the work was to determine the possible relationships between apnea-hypopnea syndrome (SAHS) with cognitive and / or functional impairment, and the quality of life of the elderly, as well as to know if these relationships are mediated by variables such as degree of severity of the syndrome, use of CPAP, and the presence of chronic diseases. A descriptive cross-sectional design has been used. The sample consisted of 75 people over 65 years of age, and the information was collected through clinical history, conventional polysomnography, as well as through the administration of the following scales: Trail Making Test, Mini-Cognitive Examination of Lobo, Barthel scale and WHOQOL-BREF. The results showed that type II diabetes mellitus, higher weight and poorer sleep quality are related to the severity of SAHS. People who use CPAP consume fewer beta-blockers, and have fewer signs of poor quality sleep. In conclusion, the fact that elderly people suffer from SAHS is associated with changes in their physical, mental and social well-being, especially when it is suffered to a severe degree, due to the associated complications