Long-term efficacy of an education programme in improving adherence with continuous positive airway pressure treatment for obstructive sleep apnoea
A Lai1, D Fong2, J Lam1, M Ip1
1 Department of Medicine, Queen Mary Hospital, The University of Hong Kong
2 School of Nursing, The University of Hong Kong
This randomised controlled trial demonstrated that a motivational enhancement programme composed of a single interview and a follow-up phone call at the initiation of continuous positive airway pressure treatment can improve treatment adherence in subjects with obstructive sleep apnoea, even after 1 year, and lead to better health outcome in terms of reducing daytime sleepiness.