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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Sleep apnea compliance with intervention will intervention increase sleep apnea patients' compliance and adherence to CPAP treatment
by Vu, Natalie A., M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2009, 39; 1472253
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study was to identify the different severity levels of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) diagnosis and the association with patient compliance and adherence to continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment with intervention.

This was a 7-month prospective study of patients with severe, moderate, and mild sleep apnea diagnosis.

The results of this study indicated that, the average apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) and the average length of compliance and adherence to the continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment is significantly correlated ( p < .05). The mean duration of CPAP use was at 5-hours per night and 5-nights per week. There was no significance found between the AHI severity groups and the Multidimensional Locus of Control (MLC).

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Sinay, Tony
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 48/02M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Physical therapy
Publication Number: 1472253
ISBN: 978-1-109-47487-9
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