[Validation of the Spanish version of the Epworth Sleepiness Scale in patients with a sleep apnea syndrome].

@article{Chiner1999ValidationOT,
  title={[Validation of the Spanish version of the Epworth Sleepiness Scale in patients with a sleep apnea syndrome].},
  author={Eusebi Chiner and Juan Manuel Arriero and Jaime Signes-Costa and Jenna Marco and Irene Fuentes},
  journal={Archivos de bronconeumologia},
  year={1999},
  volume={35 9},
  pages={
          422-7
        }
}
A Spanish version of the Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS-Sp) was developed by translation, back-translation, formal discussion, and a meeting of researchers with a group of patients with sleep apnea syndrome (SAS). The translated questionnaire was then tested in 345 patients, 275 with SAS at various levels of severity and 70 without SAS. Significant differences existed between the two groups as to age (53 +/- 11 years versus 47 +/- 13, p < 0.001) and BMI (32 +/- 5 versus 29.5 +/- 5, p < 0.001… CONTINUE READING

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