Patients cite many reasons for noncompliance with NPAP, including discomfort, inconvenience, cost, or embarrassment.
Providers typically attempt to maximize compliance with NPAP by promoting its medical benefits or by warning patients of the risks involved in not being treated, but this approach does not always work," concludes Benton.
A consultation seeks views on whether the industry as a whole agrees that a recycling system is still needed, and if so it proposes the introduction of either on-farm collection, or collection points for NPAP which would be free at the point of use for farmers.
Producers of NPAP products, (manufacturers and importers), would be required to either join or set up a scheme for the collection and recycling of this waste.
During the study, researchers evaluated the impact of NPAP
on the golf handicap index (HI) of 12 golfers with diagnosed moderate to severe OSA.