TABLE 4

Patients’ survey on continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) adaptation and follow-up

RC versus TCTC-noAPP versus TC-APP
RCTCp-valueTC-noAPPTC-APPp-value
Patients611026933
Satisfaction with the follow-up<0.0010.103
 No9 (14.8%)0 (0.00%)0 (0.00%)0 (0.00%)
 Partially10 (16.4%)2 (1.96%)0 (0.00%)2 (6.06%)
 Yes42 (68.9%)100 (98.0%)69 (100%)31 (93.9%)
Easy access to healthcare professionals<0.001
 No12 (19.7%)0 (0.00%)0 (0.00%)0 (0.00%)
 Partially13 (21.3%)0 (0.00%)0 (0.00%)0 (0.00%)
 Yes36 (59.0%)102 (100%)69 (100%)33 (100%)
Confidence in the confidentiality of the data0.018
 No1 (1.64%)0 (0.00%)0 (0.00%)0 (0.00%)
 Partially3 (4.92%)0 (0.00%)0 (0.00%)0 (0.00%)
 Yes57 (93.4%)102 (100%)69 (100%)33 (100%)
Rather be followed telematically or in person, i.e. the opposite group<0.0011.000
 No25 (41.0%)96 (94.1%)65 (94.2%)31 (93.9%)
 Partially14 (23.0%)0 (0.00%)0 (0.00%)0 (0.00%)
 Yes22 (36.1%)6 (5.88%)4 (5.80%)2 (6.06%)
Increase in number of hours of CPAP because of the follow-up done0.0630.011
 No19 (31.1%)50 (49.0%)38 (55.1%)12 (36.4%)
 Partially15 (24.6%)15 (14.7%)5 (7.25%)10 (30.3%)
 Yes27 (44.3%)37 (36.3%)26 (37.7%)11 (33.3%)
Use of the telemedicine and telemonitoring system again or recommendation of it to others0.390
 No0 (0%)2 (1.96%)1 (1.45%)1 (3.03%)
 Partially0 (0%)2 (1.96%)1 (1.45%)1 (3.03%)
 Yes0 (0%)98 (96.1%)67 (97.1%)31 (93.9%)

Numbers in bold represent a p-value of <0.05. RC: retrospective cohort; TC: telemedicine cohort; TC-noAPP: telemedicine cohort not using smartphone application; TC-APP: telemedicine cohort using smartphone application.