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Can psychological factors help us to determine adherence to CPAP? A prospective study.

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The present study objective was to establish whether pretreatment social cognitive variables may contribute to the explanation of variance in adherence to continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment for patients with obstructive sleep apnoea/hypopnoea syndrome (OSAHS). A total of 119 of 180 consecutive OSAHS patients were recruited to the study prior to initial CPAP titration. Patients completed psychological measures of health value, health locus of control (incorporating internalit...

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Journal:
The European respiratory journal
Volume:
24
Issue:
3
Pages:
461-465
Publication date:
2004-09-05
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EISSN:
1399-3003
ISSN:
0903-1936
URN:
uuid:453d6411-ef7a-4840-92ae-85cf606aa767
Source identifiers:
387435
Local pid:
pubs:387435

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