Study examines reasons for CPAP adherence among teens
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Health education, peer support groups, and developmentally appropriate individualized support strategies may be important in promoting CPAP therapy adherence among adolescents with obstructive sleep apnea, according to a qualitative study published in the Dec. 15 issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. Results show that degree of structure in the home, social reactions, mode of communication among family members, and perception of benefits were issues that played a role in adherence to continuous positive airway pressure therapy among adolescent participants between 12 and 18 years of age.