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Author Kwiatkowska, M. ♦ Idzikowski, A. ♦ Matthews, L.
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2008
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Special computer methods
Subject Keyword Fuzzy logic ♦ Medical treatment ♦ Psychology ♦ Rivers ♦ Sleep apnea ♦ Information systems ♦ Hypertension ♦ Heart ♦ Coronary arteriosclerosis ♦ Mood
Abstract Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy is the most widely used treatment for patients with moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a serious chronic respiratory disorder. Although CPAP is a highly effective therapy, it is not, however, curative, and it must be used regularly to ameliorate OSA symptoms. Thus, the success of the therapy depends on the patient's compliance and proper use of the CPAP machine. The compliance and continuing use of CPAP might be improved by well-timed and well-designed interventions. There are three major types of interventions: mechanical (applying different types of CPAP machines, altering the air pressure), educational/psychological (improving patient's understanding of treatment, communicating with the health providers), and lifestyle (modifying diet and sleep habits). Therefore, a unified model for various types of interventions is critical for the success of the treatment. In this paper, we propose a multi-system model based on a fuzzy logic approach to assess the extent of the mechanical, educational/psychological, and lifestyle interventions. The CPAP- therapy intervention model, called CPAP-INT, has been designed as a component of a larger system for the comprehensive support of OSA treatment.
Description Author affiliation: Dept. of Comput. Sci., Thompson Rivers Univ., Kamloops, BC (Kwiatkowska, M.)
ISBN 9781424423514
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2008-05-19
Publisher Place USA
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Size (in Bytes) 260.00 kB
Page Count 6
Starting Page 1
Ending Page 6


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library