Improving Sleep Apnea Treatment Adherence after Brain Injury: A Feasibility Study
Marc A Silva
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April 2020 -
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Background: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a sleep disorder that commonly occurs in Veterans with moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). Untreated OSA increases risk of poor health outcomes including cognitive impairment, declining mental health, poor physical health, and premature mortality. Positive airway pressure (PAP) is the frontline treatment for OSA that effectively reduces the many negative health consequences of the disease. However, adherence to PAP is required to reap the...