Compliance with home non-invasive ventilation

Respirology. 2012 May;17(4):735-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2012.02169.x.


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%.

Publication types

  • Letter

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Patient Compliance / statistics & numerical data*
  • Positive-Pressure Respiration / statistics & numerical data*
  • Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive / therapy*
  • Sleep Apnea, Obstructive / therapy*