Evaluation of sleep-disordered breathing in children.

  title={Evaluation of sleep-disordered breathing in children.},
  author={Han G Sohn and Richard M. Rosenfeld},
  journal={Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery},
  volume={128 3},
OBJECTIVE We evaluated changes in disease-specific quality of life (QOL) for children with sleep-disordered breathing (SDB). PATIENTS, DESIGN, AND SETTING We conducted a cohort study in 69 children (age range, 6 months to 13 years; median age, 6.1 years) from a hospital-based pediatric otolaryngology practice in a metropolitan area. We used the OSA-18, an 18-item QOL survey with known test-retest reliability, internal consistency, and construct validity. Survey domains included sleep… CONTINUE READING
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