Home ventilation techniques consist mainly of two techniques, Continuous Positive Airway
Pressure or CPAP and Non Invasive Ventilation or NIV. Whether for CPAP or NIV, pressures are
delivered to the patient via an interface.
The efficacy of CPAP and NIV is conditioned in part by the observance of the patients to the
device. Because the comfort and degree of satisfaction of the patients to its interface is a
key factor of the observance, side-effects and satisfaction of patients need to be
continuously evaluated with available interfaces for CPAP and NIV treated patients.
The purpose of the research is the evaluation of interface side-effects and the degree of
satisfaction of home care patients treated for at least three months with CPAP or NIV.