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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Does Treatment of Sleep-Disordered Breathing Improve Functional Outcomes in SCI?
Principal Investigator:

M. Safwan Badr

Location: Allen Park, MI
Congressional District Code: 13
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: January 2017 - December 2020
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $5,079
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


This proposal aims to test the efficacy of a comprehensive approach to improving positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy acceptance and adherence and sleep quality among patients with SCI/D. The proposed study is very relevant to the mission of the VA in promoting optimal health for all Veterans, including those with disabilities. To this end, this study is a randomized controlled trial (RCT) testing the efficacy of a combined sleep and PAP adherence program, called the “BEST” program (Best pract...

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