Funded Project Details - FY2021
|Title:|| Addressing insufficient positive airway pressure use among older Veterans with obstructive sleep apnea|
Cathy A. Alessi
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||Health Services R&D
|| July 2021 -
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Background: The most frequently diagnosed sleep disorder among older Veterans is obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), which is associated with serious adverse effects on health, quality of life and survival. Positive airway pressure (PAP) is recommended as first-line treatment (particularly for moderate to severe OSA), but sustained use is difficult to achieve, including among older Veterans, and nearly half of patients with OSA who begin PAP therapy discontinue use within a year. Significance/Impact:...
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