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Research Article, J Sleep Disor Treat Care Vol: 2 Issue: 4

Validation of the STOPBANG Questionnaire among Patients Referred for Suspected Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Grace Boynton, Arshia Vahabzadeh, Sami Hammoud, Deborah L. Ruzicka and Ronald D. Chervin*
Sleep Disorders Center and Department of Neurology, University of Michigan Health System, 1500 East Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Corresponding author : Ronald D. Chervin, MD, MS
Michael S. Aldrich Sleep Disorders Laboratory, C728 Med Inn Building, 1500 East Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5845, USA
Tel: 7346479064; Fax: 734 647 9065
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: August 03, 2013 Accepted: September 19, 2013 Published: September 23, 2013
Citation: Boynton G, Vahabzadeh A, Hammoud S, Ruzicka DL, Chervin RD (2013) Validation of the STOP-BANG Questionnaire among Patients Referred for Suspected Obstructive Sleep Apnea. J Sleep Disor: Treat Care 2:4. doi:10.4172/2325-9639.1000121

 

Abstract

Validation of the STOPBANG Questionnaire among Patients Referred for Suspected Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Background: The STOP-BANG is a simple obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) screening tool, part questionnaire (STOP) and part demographic or physical measures (BANG), developed for use in preoperative surgical clinics. This study assessed sensitivity and specificity of the instrument among patients referred to a sleep disorders laboratory, and also its performance characteristics when BANG physical measures are patient-reported rather than measured. Methods: Adults referred for diagnostic polysomnography completed the STOP questions and answered four yes/no questions (BANG self-reported) about their body mass index (weight and height), age, neck circumference, and gender, which were also assessed by laboratory technologists (BANG-measured).

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