Revolution of sleep diagnostics and personalized health care based on digital diagnostics and therapeutics with health data integration

01 March 2021 → 28 February 2025
European funding: framework programme
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Health psychology
    • Health, education and welfare economics
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Respiratory medicine
Sleep Sleep apnea Questionnaire Patient-reported outome measure (PROM) Quality of life
Other information
Project description

The Somnology group of the Dpt. of Respiratory Diseases at the Ghent University Hospital will commit to taking a leading role in the development of new innovative approaches to characterising sleep disorders in general and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in particular. Such new approach is mandatory now that it has become clear that OSA and many other sleep disorders are heterogeneous conditions that present as distinct phenotypes and frequently overlap. To come to a structures approach, the development of a new comprehensive questionnaire covering all aspects of sleep and sleep disorders seems important. The setting of academic research units in the Sleep Revolution consortium offers a unique opportunity for the development and validation of this new tool

Role of Ghent University
To create a new patient-reported outcome measure (PROM) for assessing sleep disorders in clinical patients The new questionnaire will be comprehensive and cover all aspects of sleep and sleep disorders as well as indices of daytime functioning To validate the instrument regarding internal consistency, test-retest reliability and other measurement properties To make the PROM available for clinical research