Effects of patient education and progressive muscle relaxation alone or combined on adherence to continuous positive airway pressure treatment in obstructive sleep apnea patients

@article{Wang2011EffectsOP,
  title={Effects of patient education and progressive muscle relaxation alone or combined on adherence to continuous positive airway pressure treatment in obstructive sleep apnea patients},
  author={Weihong Wang and Guoping He and Meirong Wang and Lihua Liu and Huaqing Tang},
  journal={Sleep and Breathing},
  year={2011},
  volume={16},
  pages={1049-1057}
}
The purpose of this study is to explore the effects of patient education and progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) alone or combined on adherence to continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients. One hundred and fifty-two Han Chinese OSA patients were randomly assigned to a control group (C), an education group (E), a PMR group (P), and an education + PMR group (E + P), with 38 patients each group. The adherence to CPAP was defined as 4 or more… CONTINUE READING
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