What is Automatic positive airway pressure (APAP)?

Category: Equipment

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Automatic positive airway pressure (APAP) is a device designed to help people with sleep apnoea by providing an external source of air pressure to assist breathing at night. It has sensors which continually balance the pressure provided.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Automatic positive airway pressure (APAP)

Side effect Patients
Rhinitis (nasal inflammation) 1

Why patients stopped taking Automatic positive airway pressure (APAP)

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 1
See 1 patient who's stopped using Automatic positive airway pressure (APAP)

Duration

Stopped using Automatic positive airway pressure (APAP)

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 0
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 2
< $25 0
Not specified 0
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Automatic positive airway pressure (APAP).