Can psychological factors help us to determine adherence to CPAP? A prospective study.

@article{Wild2004CanPF,
  title={Can psychological factors help us to determine adherence to CPAP? A prospective study.},
  author={Matt R Wild and H. M. Engleman and Neil J. Douglas and Colin A Espie},
  journal={The European respiratory journal},
  year={2004},
  volume={24 3},
  pages={461-5}
}
The present study objective was to establish whether pretreatment social cognitive variables may contribute to the explanation of variance in adherence to continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment for patients with obstructive sleep apnoea/hypopnoea syndrome (OSAHS). A total of 119 of 180 consecutive OSAHS patients were recruited to the study prior to initial CPAP titration. Patients completed psychological measures of health value, health locus of control (incorporating internality… CONTINUE READING