TABLE 5

Application server data (telemedicine cohort with smartphone application (APP) use)

Patients36
Messages sent
 No14 (38.9%)
 Yes22 (61.1%)
Follow-up questionnaires
 No11 (34.4%)
 Yes21 (65.6%)
Message initiation through the APP
 No messages0 (0%)
 Patient16 (72.7%)
 Sleep unit staff6 (27.3%)
 Number of medical messages, median (interquartile range)2.5 (1–5.75)
Message subject
 Greeting1 (4.6%)
 Adverse effect15 (68.2%)
 General question CPAP2 (9.1%)
 Question from the staff about an alert message4 (18.2%)
Messages resulted in action to improve CPAP adaptation
 No12 (57.1%)
 Yes9 (42.9%)
Nasal congestion or obstruction when using CPAP
 No7 (63.6%)
 Yes3 (27.3%)
 Does not know1 (9.1%)
Air leaks with the use of CPAP
 No9 (81.8%)
 Yes2 (18.2%)
 Does not know0 (0%)
Skin marks or irritation with CPAP use
 No7 (63.6%)
 Yes4 (36.4%)
 Does not know0 (0%)
Dry mouth with CPAP use
 No6 (54.6%)
 Yes5 (45.5%)
 Does not know0 (0%)
Excessive air pressure with the use of CPAP
 No8 (80%)
 Yes2 (20%)
 Does not know0 (0%)
Chest or abdominal discomfort with CPAP use
 No7 (70%)
 Yes3 (30%)
 Does not know0 (0%)
Sleep time using CPAP, h, mean±sd6.36±1.21

CPAP: continuous positive airway pressure.