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Sleep Apnea Learning Zone

CPAP therapy

Read time: 100 mins
Last updated:12th May 2021
Published:12th May 2021

Be the one that positively impacts on continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment and compliance in your patients with sleep apnea

  • Educate yourself about CPAP compliance through Dr Mark Aloia’s useful video introduction
  • Learn interventions and clinical strategies to improve CPAP compliance in your patients
  • Apply your knowledge of risk factors to classify patients into compliance subgroups

Patient compliance in CPAP therapy

 

Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is an effective therapy for obstructive sleep apnea, but compliance is suboptimal. Many patients use the CPAP device for an inadequate period of time, or refuse to use the device (Sawyer et al., 2011).

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Algorithms for predicting CPAP therapy

Compliance is a critical issue in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) (Sawyer et al., 2011).

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Patient compliance in CPAP therapy references

Askland K, Wright L, Wozniak DR, Emmanuel T, Caston J, Smith I. Educational, supportive and behavioural interventions to improve usage of continuous positive airway pressure machines in adults with obstructive sleep apnea. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2020;7(4):CD007736.

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