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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Addressing insufficient positive airway pressure use among older Veterans with obstructive sleep apnea
Principal Investigator:

Cathy A. Alessi

Location: Sepulveda, CA
Congressional District Code: 33
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: July 2021 - June 2025
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $50,400
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


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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