Predicting Obstructive Sleep Apnea By Self Reports and Sleepiness Scales Academic Article uri icon


  • Abstractâ–¡ 176 Background: Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is prevalent in up to 4% of the adult population and is associated with high morbidity rates. Diagnosis of OSAS is made by nocturnal polyasomnography but this examination is very costly. Several investigators in passed few years have addressed the question of screening for OSAS by questionnaires and other clinical data with limited success. Objectives: 1. Examination of referral patterns of patients for nocturnal polyasomnography, suspected of OSAS. 2. Comparison between clinical data and results of nocturnal polysomnography. 3. Assessment of two types of sleepiness scores (SS) and there prediction of OSAS. Method: A total of 165 consecutive adults during 1995-1996 were referred to a sleep clinic for suspected OSAS. 102 of them had complete clinical data and SS on Epworth and …

publication date

  • January 1, 1999