Factors affecting CPAP acceptance in elderly patients with obstructive sleep apnea in Taiwan.

@article{Yang2013FactorsAC,
  title={Factors affecting CPAP acceptance in elderly patients with obstructive sleep apnea in Taiwan.},
  author={Mei-Chen Yang and Chun-Yao Lin and C J Lan and Chun-Yao Huang and Yi-Chih Huang and Chor-Shen Lim and Y H Liu and Yao-Kuang Wu},
  journal={Respiratory care},
  year={2013},
  volume={58 9},
  pages={1504-13}
}
BACKGROUND The prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) increases with age. Treatment often includes CPAP. CPAP adherence is correlated with disease severity and symptoms. We hypothesized that CPAP acceptance rates in elderly patients with OSA would be lower than in younger patients with OSA, and examined factors associated with CPAP acceptance. METHODS We reviewed the charts of 315 subjects with OSA (apnea-hypopnea index ≥ 5 events/h) who were treated at our hospital from 2008 to 2011… CONTINUE READING
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