Prevalence of High Epworth Sleepiness Scale scores in a rural population.

@article{Pahwa2012PrevalenceOH,
  title={Prevalence of High Epworth Sleepiness Scale scores in a rural population.},
  author={Punam Pahwa and Chandima P Karunanayake and Louise Hagel and John Gjevre and Donna C. Rennie and Joshua Lawson and James A. Dosman},
  journal={Canadian respiratory journal},
  year={2012},
  volume={19 2},
  pages={
          e10-4
        }
}
BACKGROUND Increased daytime sleepiness is an important symptom of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). OSA is frequently underdiagnosed, and the Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS) can be a useful tool in alerting physicians to a potential problem involving OSA. OBJECTIVE To measure the prevalence and determinants of daytime sleepiness measured using the ESS in a rural community population. METHODS A community survey was conducted to examine the risk factors associated with ESS in a rural population… CONTINUE READING

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