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Apnea Beliefs Scale

  • Azmeh ShahidEmail author
  • Kate Wilkinson
  • Shai Marcu
  • Colin M. Shapiro
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Abstract

Consisting of 24 statements regarding obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), the instrument targets nine different dimensions of belief about the disorder, including: perceived impact of OSA, ­outcome expectations, continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) acceptance, and willingness to ask for help. Smith and colleagues [1] designed the questionnaire as a tool for investigating treatment compliance in apneic individuals. As some have postulated that more positive beliefs and attitudes about OSA treatment are associated with improved compliance, higher scores on the test may be linked to a greater commitment to the treatment process.

Reference

  1. 1.
    Smith, S. S., Lang, C. P., Sullivan, K. A., & Warren, J. (2004). Two new tools for assessing obstructive sleep apnea and continuous positive airway pressure therapy. Sleep Medicine, 5, 359–367.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

Representative Studies Using Scale

  1. Smith, S. S., Lang, C. P., Sullivan, K. A., & Warren, J. (2004). A preliminary investigation of the effectiveness of a sleep apnea education program. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 56(2), 245–249.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Azmeh Shahid
    • 1
    Email author
  • Kate Wilkinson
    • 1
  • Shai Marcu
    • 2
  • Colin M. Shapiro
    • 3
  1. 1.University of Toronto The Youthdale Child and Adolescent Sleep CentreTorontoCanada
  2. 2.University of Toronto The Youthdale Child and Adolescent Sleep CentreTorontoCanada
  3. 3.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Toronto The Youthdale Child and Adolescent Sleep CentreTorontoCanada

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