Compliance with home non-invasive ventilation
Article first published online: 19 APR 2012
© 2012 The Authors. Respirology © 2012 Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
Volume 17, Issue 4, pages 735–736, May 2012
How to Cite
CHENG, S.-L., CHAN, V. L. and CHU, C.-M. (2012), Compliance with home non-invasive ventilation. Respirology, 17: 735–736. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2012.02169.x
- Issue published online: 19 APR 2012
- Article first published online: 19 APR 2012
- Accepted manuscript online: 15 MAR 2012 11:50PM EST
- Received 12 December 2011; invited to revise 9 January 2012; revised 10 January 2012; accepted 13 January 2012 (Associate Editor: Amanda Piper).
- non-invasive ventilation;
- respiratory failure and compliance;
- sleep disorder;
Home non-invasive ventilation (NIV) is being increasingly employed to treat chronic hypercapnic respiratory failure. However, there is little data on compliance with home NIV. Sixty-five patients, aged 72.6 ± 9.4 years, who were using home NIV were administered a questionnaire on symptomatology and adverse effects associated with home NIV. Mean daily use of home NIV was 7.3 ± 2.9 h/day, and the median percentage of days on which home NIV was used for ≥4 h/day was 96.7%.