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Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
This paper examines the public health impact of Obstructive Sleep Apnea on an individual and societal level. It explores the history, prevalence and demographic disparities, symptoms and concurrent factors, treatments including PAP machines and alternatives, and how insurance covers the condition as well as the assorted support groups. It examines the political environment including current and potential regulations. Persistent barriers in diagnosis and treatment including both awareness and resources investigated. Finally, short-term, intermediate, and long-term policy recommendations are made including public health awareness campaigns, licensing requirements, and physician education. Given the aging American population and the increase in obesity rates, it is imperative that this crisis be addressed.
Parise, Nicholas, "Obstructive Sleep Apnea: An Unmet and Unique Public Health Crisis" (2021). CMC Senior Theses. 2830.
This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.