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Personality correlates of adherence with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP).
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PMID:  20878361     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
INTRODUCTION: Adherence with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has been problematic. Understanding the factors associated with nonadherence may assist with psychosocial interventions.
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to examine the relationship between adherence and three measures of personality and coping strategies.
METHODS: Ratings on the behavioral inhibition system/behavioral activation system (BIS/BAS) scales, the ways of coping inventory, and a broad personality measure (mini-IPIP) were analyzed with a binary logistic regression among 63 subjects, adult men (31) and women (32), diagnosed with OSA. Data from the CPAP device was obtained following initial 30 days at minimum, with adherence defined as >4 h/night on 70% of nights.
RESULTS: Elevated BIS was the strongest predictor of nonadherence (r = -.452, p < .01), followed by neuroticism. The regression correctly classified 73% of participants as adherent or nonadherent.
CONCLUSION: Nonadherence is associated with elevated BIS scores and neuroticism, which indicates that personality factors play a role in determining adherence to CPAP. Although more research is needed to draw firm conclusions, the differences noted in BIS may also point toward differences in neurophysiological function. The BIS scale may be a useful tool for predicting nonadherence and assist with the development of intervention strategies that will increase adherence.
Alicia M Moran; Daniel Erik Everhart; Claude Ervin Davis; Karl L Wuensch; Daniel O Lee; Heath A Demaree
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Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-09-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Sleep & breathing = Schlaf & Atmung     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1522-1709     ISO Abbreviation:  Sleep Breath     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-07     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9804161     Medline TA:  Sleep Breath     Country:  Germany    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  687-94     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychology, East Carolina University, Rawl Building, Greenville, NC, 27834, USA.
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