A systematic review of screening questionnaires for obstructive sleep apnea.

  title={A systematic review of screening questionnaires for obstructive sleep apnea.},
  author={Amir Abrishami and Ali Khajehdehi and Frances Chung},
  journal={Canadian journal of anaesthesia = Journal canadien d'anesthesie},
  volume={57 5},
PURPOSE Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may lead to life-threatening problems if it is left undiagnosed. Polysomnography is the "gold standard" for OSA diagnosis; however, it is expensive and not widely available. The objective of this systematic review is to identify and evaluate the available questionnaires for screening OSA. SOURCE We carried out a literature search through MEDLINE, EMBASE, and CINAHL to identify eligible studies. The methodological validity of each study was assessed using… CONTINUE READING
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