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Predictive abilities of the STOP-Bang and Epworth Sleepiness Scale in identifying sleep clinic patients at high risk for obstructive sleep apnea†
Article first published online: 24 SEP 2012
Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Research in Nursing & Health
Volume 36, Issue 1, pages 84–94, February 2013
How to Cite
Vana, K. D., Silva, G. E. and Goldberg, R. (2013), Predictive abilities of the STOP-Bang and Epworth Sleepiness Scale in identifying sleep clinic patients at high risk for obstructive sleep apnea. Res. Nurs. Health, 36: 84–94. doi: 10.1002/nur.21512
Financial disclosure and conflicts of interest: The authors have indicated they have no financial relationships or conflicts of interest relevant to this article to disclose.
- Issue published online: 11 JAN 2013
- Article first published online: 24 SEP 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 28 AUG 2012
- obstructive sleep apnea;
- sleep apnea;
- Epworth Sleepiness Scale;
- receiver operating characteristic curve;
This study compared the predictive abilities of the STOP-Bang and Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS) for screening sleep clinic patients for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and sleep-disordered breathing (SDB). Forty-seven new adult patients without previous diagnoses of OSA or SDB were administered the STOP-Bang and ESS and were assigned to OSA or SDB risk groups based on their scores. STOP-Bang responses were scored with two Body Mass Index cut points of 35 and 30 kg/m2 (SB35 and SB30). The tools' predictive abilities were determined by comparing patients' predicted OSA and SDB risks to their polysomnographic results. The SB30 correctly identified more patients with OSA and SDB than the ESS alone. The ESS had the highest specificity for OSA and SDB. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Res Nurs Health 36:84–94, 2013