Apnea Knowledge Test
A multiple-choice questionnaire designed to assess the respondent’s knowledge of obstructive sleep apnea and Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP). Developed by Smith and colleagues , the questionnaire was initially intended to be administered before and after patient education programs. A significant difference between the knowledge scores achieved pre- and post-program would indicate an effective intervention. Though findings thus far have been inconclusive, the questionnaire’s developers suggest that CPAP compliance may be related to patient knowledge and beliefs – a standardized tool for measuring education level will allow future studies to investigate this claim.