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Risk Factors for Poor CPAP Adherence by Patient with Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Purpose:

To identify risk factors associated with poor adherence in the use of CPAP for sleep apnea based on the study of Sawyer et al.

Specialty:

Pulmonology & Critical Care

Objective:

risk factors, failure handling, when to refer, failure handling and therapy escalation, compliance/adherence

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Description:

Some patients with obstructive sleep apnea stop using their CPAP device over time. Sawyer et al listed risk factors for poor adherence. The authors are from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, the Children’s Hospital Philadephia and the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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