Women's Medicine Collaborative


The Qualitative (study of) Positive Airway Pressure (Q-PAP) study will examine barriers and facilitators to positive airway pressure (PAP) adherence in reproductive age women, pregnant and non-pregnant. Our aim is to examine whether there are barriers and facilitators to PAP therapy that are specific to the pregnant population compared to young, reproductive age non-pregnant women, and to assess whether these experiences vary by race. Long-term goal is to adapt and optimize adherence strategies. This study is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Become Involved with the Research

You may be eligible if you are:

  • A reproductive age woman (18 to 45 years old), non-pregnant or pregnant.
  • Have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea and initiated (or were advised to initiate) PAP therapy.

What Can You Expect?

If you meet eligibility criteria you will:

  • Have PAP adherence data examined.
  • Complete a brief web-based survey.
  • Complete one individual qualitative interview 4 to 8 weeks after PAP initiation.
  • Be compensated for your time.

How Can You Find Out More?

Call 401-793-7398.