Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Sleep Breath. 2010 Dec;14(4):323-35. doi: 10.1007/s11325-010-0391-y. Epub 2010 Jul 27.

Factors that influence CPAP adherence: an overview.

Author information

1
Youthdale Child and Adolescent Sleep, 227 Victoria St., Lower Level 2, Toronto, ON, M5B 1T8, Canada. gilla.shapiro@cantab.net

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is an effective treatment for obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). Consistent adherence to CPAP improves the patient's longevity and quality of life as well as public safety. However, nonadherence is a significant contributor to the growing burden of untreated OSAS, and is associated with negative consequences for the patient, public safety, and the healthcare system.

OBJECTIVE:

The use of CPAP is a classic example of an effective treatment for which adherence is extremely variable. This paper examines a multiplicity of factors that influence CPAP adherence.

FACTORS:

These factors are traditionally thought of in terms of patient and equipment variables, but in addition physician, family, healthcare facility, and governmental issues all contribute to CPAP adherence.

DISCUSSION:

These factors are reviewed and pragmatic recommendations are made for improving clinical practice.

PMID:
20661654
DOI:
10.1007/s11325-010-0391-y
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Springer
Loading ...
Support Center