Factors Influencing the Use and Nonuse of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Therapy: A Comparative Case Study

  title={Factors Influencing the Use and Nonuse of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Therapy: A Comparative Case Study},
  author={Tracy Meredith Ayow and France Paquet and Julie Dallaire and Margaret Purden and Kat{\'e}ri Agn{\`e}s Champagne},
  journal={Rehabilitation Nursing Journal},
&NA; The rates of sustained use of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy among adults with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) appear consistently suboptimal, despite the efficacy of this treatment. Using semistructured interviews, this study identified facilitators and barriers toward CPAP therapy after treatment initiation among patients with OSA. A purposive sample of eight patients representing extreme differences in CPAP use was recruited from a multisite sleep disorders clinic at a… 

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