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Table 2 Relationship between age and Barthel Index at admission and at discharge, and rate of acceptance of NCPAP therapy.

From: Acceptance of NCPAP in a sample of patients admitted for geriatric rehabilitation

  Acceptance
n/%
6/4
Initial Trial
n/%
27/16
Primary Refusal
n/%
136/80
P-value
Age (yr) 66 ± 11 73 ± 8 77 ± 9 < 0.008
BI at admission 80 ± 16 50 ± 20 59 ± 21 < 0.002
BI at discharge 89 ± 13 71 ± 22 76 ± 222 < 0.03
AHI (n/h) 30 ± 16 32 ± 16 34 ± 17 n. s.
  1. There was no significant difference in the severity of sleep apnea between the groups.