Two new tools for assessing patients' knowledge and beliefs about obstructive sleep apnea and continuous positive airway pressure therapy.

@article{Smith2004TwoNT,
  title={Two new tools for assessing patients' knowledge and beliefs about obstructive sleep apnea and continuous positive airway pressure therapy.},
  author={Simon S Smith and Cathryne P Lang and Karen Sullivan and Judith Warren},
  journal={Sleep medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={5 4},
  pages={359-67}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Patients' knowledge and beliefs about their illnesses are known to influence a range of health related variables, including treatment compliance. It may, therefore, be important to quantify these variables to assess their impact on compliance, particularly in chronic illnesses such as Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) that rely on self-administered treatments. The aim of this study was to develop two new tools, the Apnea Knowledge Test (AKT) and the Apnea Beliefs Scale (ABS… CONTINUE READING

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