Table 2

A set of two user patterns* was identified and calculated: percentages of regular and frequent users over the separate months and consistent for the 3-month study period

Regular users%Frequent users%
First month45/509045/5090
Second month41/459140/4589
Third month36/438436/4384
Consistent over 3 months36/438434/4379
  • *Patients were classified as ‘regular users’ if they completed at least 4 h of active oral appliance (OA) treatment on more than 70% of the days of the week, as defined by Kribbs et al.14 Patients were classified as ‘frequent users’ when they met the more restrictive criteria introduced by Pepin et al: mean OA use of more than 5 days per week and more than 4 h per day.24