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Table 1 Results of categorisation into common clinical practices

From: Understanding the clinical management of obstructive sleep apnoea in tetraplegia: a qualitative study using the theoretical domains framework

  Inpatient
N (%)
Outpatient
N (%)
Screening
 1. Routine 10 (50%) 8 (40%)
  a Routine screening with objective tests for all people with tetraplegia 8 (40%) 0 (0%)
  b Routine screening with objective tests for high risk people with tetraplegia 2 (10%) 0 (0%)
  c Routine screening for subjective signs and symptoms 0 (0%) 8 (40%)
 2. Partial Responds when alerted to signs and symptoms 10 (50%) 12 (60%)
 3. None 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
Diagnosis
 1. Spinal 10 (50%) 4 (20%)
  a Diagnostic tests ordered and interpreted by spinal doctor 5 (25%) 3 (15%)
  b Diagnostic tests ordered and interpreted by spinal doctor with some support from sleep specialist 2 (10%) 0 (0%)
  c Internal referral to spinal unit colleague/s for diagnosis 3 (15%) 1 (5%)
 2. External 9 (45%) 16 (80%)
  a Referral to sleep specialist 9 (45%) 13 (65%)
  b Referral to primary care   3 (15%)
 3. None 1 (5%) 0 (0%)
Treatment
 1. Spinal 8 (40%) 3 (15%)
  a Prescribed and overseen by spinal doctor 4 (20%) 3 (15%)
  b Prescribed and overseen by spinal doctor with some support from sleep specialist 1 (5%) 0 (0%)
  c Managed internally by spinal unit colleague/s 3 (15%) 0 (0%)
 2. External 11 (55%) 17 (85%)
  a Managed by sleep specialist 11 (55%) 16 (80%)
  b Managed by primary care   1 (5%)
 3. None 1 (5%) 0 (0%)