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Journal of Sleep Disorders: Treatment and Care

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The Berlin Questionnaire: Performance of the Persian Version for Measuring Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Sleep Clinic Population

Khosro Sadeghniiat-Haghighi1,2, Ali Montazeri3, Ahmad Khajeh-Mehrizi1*, Omid Aminian2 , Ania Rahimi-Golkhandan1 and Mojtaba Sedaghat4
1Occupational sleep research center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2Center for Research on Occupational Diseases, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3Mental Health Research Group, Health Metrics Research Centre, Iranian Institute for Health Sciences Research, ACECR, Tehran, Iran
4Department of Community Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Corresponding author :Ahmad Khajeh-Mehrizi
MD-MPH, Baharloo Sleep Center, Baharloo Hospital, Behdari Avenue, Tehran, Iran
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E-mail: [email protected]
Received June 23, 2014 Accepted August 27, 2014 Published September 01, 2014
Citation:Sadeghniiat-Haghighi K, Montazeri A, Khajeh-Mehrizi A, Aminian O, Rahimi-Golkhandan A, et al., (2014) The Berlin Questionnaire: Performance of the Persian Version for Measuring Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Sleep Clinic Population. J Sleep Disor: Treat Care 3:4. doi:10.4172/2325-9639.1000143

Abstract

The Berlin Questionnaire: Performance of the Persian Version for Measuring Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Sleep Clinic Population

Background: The Berlin questionnaire (BQ) is one of the most well-known instruments for evaluating subjects at high risk for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The main purpose of this study was to translate the BQ into Persian and determine its performance for detecting OSA in sleep clinic population. Methods: Standard forward-backward method was used for translation. A sample of 523 sleep clinic patients filled in the BQ in the next morning after the polysomnography (PSG). Spearman correlation was used for evaluating relationships among three categories and the total score of the BQ with characteristics of patients. Reliability of the BQ was assessed by internal consistency and test-retest analysis. Validity of the BQ was performed using the sensitivity analysis. The apnea hypopnea index (AHI) on the PSG was used as gold standard for OSA diagnosis.

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