ASAA receives funding for study
WASHINGTON – The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Board of Governors has approved a three-year, $2.5 million demonstration project called the O2VERLAP Study, the American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA) has announced. The multi-partner demonstration project will compare the effectiveness of proactive care (web-based peer coaching education and support intervention) versus reactive care on improving adherence to nocturnal oxygen and CPAP therapies in patients diagnosed with both COPD and OSA. It will also compare the effectiveness of the two intervention groups on patient-centered outcomes, including sleep quality and symptoms. The award has been approved pending completion of a business and program review by PCORI staff, and issuance of a formal award contract.