Predicting uptake of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy in obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA): a belief-based theoretical approach

@article{Skinner2013PredictingUO,
  title={Predicting uptake of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy in obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA): a belief-based theoretical approach},
  author={Timothy C Skinner and Lindsay McNeil and Michelle Olaithe and Peter Eastwood and David Hillman and Janet Phang and Tamara de Regt and Romola S. Bucks},
  journal={Sleep and Breathing},
  year={2013},
  volume={17},
  pages={1229-1240}
}
Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is a common disorder, for which continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy is a standard treatment. Despite its well-established efficacy, many patients choose not to initiate CPAP treatment. The present study investigated the degree to which biological measures (e.g. Apnoea–Hypopnoea Index [AHI]), symptom experiences (e.g. fatigue) and illness representations (e.g. perceived consequences) predict the decision of individuals newly diagnosed with OSA to… CONTINUE READING