What are the limitations of adherence data for oral appliance (OA) therapy of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)?

Updated: Sep 15, 2020
  • Author: Himanshu Wickramasinghe, MD, MBBS; Chief Editor: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP  more...
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As noted, adherence data for OA treatment derive from subjective reports, whereas CPAP adherence can be monitored objectively. The development of objective measures of OA treatment would be of benefit in the future for patients and so that assessment of the adherence can be meaningfully compared between OA treatment, CPAP, treatment, and surgical correction over time.


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