Continuous Positive Airway Pressure and Adherence to Therapy

Nasal CPAP is the therapy of choice for OSA. While CPAP therapy is effective for resolving upper airway obstruction, adherence to therapy is overall poor, from 46% to 89% depending on the definition of adherence (85-87). Results of studies to determine the role of gender in predicting adherence to CPAP are conflicting, with men more likely to be adherent to therapy in some (88,89), while women are more likely in others (90). Measures to improve adherence, including warm air, humidification, and education, may improve CPAP adherence (91,92), although differential effects of these interventions by gender have not been investigated.

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