According to Fox 47 News, a new study will investigate if engaging families in treatment plans will improve outcomes and adherence for obstructive sleep apnea patients.

A better night’s sleep for those suffering from obstructive sleep apnea — and more Zzzz’s for their families — is one of the goals of a new study funded by The Center for Innovation and Research, a formal partnership between Sparrow and Michigan State University.

The study will examine whether involving and engaging Patients and their families in their treatment plans improves how they follow, and adhere, to the treatment, including the use of CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machines used for sleep apnea.

The seven-person research team consists of faculty from MSU, including David K. Young, D.O., a Sparrow pulmonologist.

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