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While continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is the gold standard treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), this therapy is often discontinued or not used optimally. The adherence risk indicator (ARI) is a statistical model based on answers from a questionnaire. The data collected from this trail allows for closer monitoring of at-risk patients. For the study, participants are provided with a questionnaire prior to starting CPAP therapy for OSA. Participants will be provided with a GSM (Global System for Mobile communication) modem to allow transmission of their CPAP data. Participants data will be retrieved at 7, 14, 21, 30 and 90 days to test the accuracy of the ARI prediction. At the conclusion of the study the GSM unit is returned, and participants continue with CPAP therapy as instructed by their healthcare provider.
Condition or disease
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Other: Administration of the questionnaire and monitoring of CPAP adherence
Adherence is measured by the amount of CPAP use (e.g. good adherence was defined as use of greater than or equal to 70% of nights for greater than 4 hours per night). CPAP data was remotely collected and analyzed from the data reports generated by data collection.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Any patient recieving CPAP for OSA.
≥ 18years of age
Diagnosed with OSA (AHI >5 events/hour) and eligible for CPAP (fixed or auto) treatment under local requirements
Naïve to CPAP therapy, i.e. have not been prescribed CPAP in the past 5 years
Contraindicated for CPAP therapy
Medically unstable condition/diagnosis that is not yet under control
Co-existing sleep disorder (however clinically diagnosed insomnia can be included in the study)
PLMA (Periodic Limb Movement Activity) Index greater than 15/hr