Saturday, November 12, 2016

Epworth Sleepiness Scale

How likely are you to doze off or fall asleep in the following situations in contrast to just feeling tired? This refers to your usual way in recent times. Even if you have not done some of these things recently, try to work out how they would have affected you. Use the following scale to choose the most appropriate number for each situation.
0 = Would never doze
1 = Slight chance of dozing
2 = Moderate chance of dozing
3 = High chance of dozing

Situation Chance of dozing
Sitting and reading __________
Watching TV __________
Sitting inactive in a public place (eg, a theater or meeting) __________
As passenger in a car for an hour without break __________
Lying down to rest during the day when circumstances permit __________
Sitting and talking to someone __________
Sitting quietly after lunch without alcohol __________
In a car, while stopped for a few minutes in traffic __________

Scores 10 or above suggest Excessive Daytime Sleepiness. 


STOP-Bang questionnaire

Do you snore loudly (loud enough to be heard through closed doors, or your bed partner elbows you for snoring at night)?
Do you often feel tired, fatigued, or sleepy during the daytime (such as falling asleep during driving)?
Has anyone observed you stop breathing or choking/gasping during your sleep?
Do you have or are being treated for high blood pressure?
Body mass index?
Is your BMI more than 35 kg/m2?
Are you older than 50 years old?
Neck size large? (measured around Adam's apple)
For male, is your shirt collar 17 inches or larger?
For female, is your shirt collar 16 inches or larger?
Gender = Male?

Scoring criteria*:
Low risk of OSA: Yes to 0 to 2 questions
Intermediate risk of OSA: Yes to 3 to 4 questions
High risk of OSA: Yes to 5 to 8 questions