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The study, authored by Simon S. Smith, the Queensland University of Technology tested in Carseldine, Victoria, Australia, a Health Beliefs Model of compliance with CPAP. He focused on 77 consecutive patients diagnosed with OSA . The subjects who were CPAP CPAP before, completed questionnaires at the beginning, before CPAP treatment. The questionnaire assessed the result life expectancy with treatment, self-efficacy, functional outcomes of sleepiness , and perceived risk of negative health effects. Physiological data from a standard polysomnogram or sleep study was obtained. CPAP adherence was assessed at three months post – baseline.

Completed questionnaires deciding whether to comply with CPAP, OSA patients in extreme conditions Psychological factorsPsychological factors , rather than the severity of the disease and objective physiological indices are most important in a patient ‘s decision for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure therapy for the treatment observed in obstructive sleep apnea , according to a research abstract on Monday at SLEEP 2008, Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies is presented.

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