Adherence to Non-Invasive Ventilatory Support

  • Gillian M. NixonEmail author
Part of the Respiratory Medicine book series (RM)


Noninvasive respiratory support, including continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) and noninvasive ventilation (NIV), is an important option for respiratory support in children. Efficacy of these therapies however is at least in part related to the ability of the child to actually wear the therapy during sleep. In this chapter, the evidence regarding adherence with CPAP and NIV will be summarized, including patterns and predictors of adherence.


Adherence Continuous positive airway pressure Noninvasive ventilation Efficacy Compliance Consistent Barriers 



This work was supported by the Victorian government’s Operational Infrastructure Support Program.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Ritchie Centre, Department of Paediatrics and The Hudson Institute of Medical ResearchMonash UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.Melbourne Children’s Sleep CentreMonash Children’s HospitalMelbourneAustralia

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