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Relation between Epworth Sleepiness Scale and Obstructive Sleep Apnea - A study conducted in PULSAR, KOLKATA

D. J. Roy, A. Bhattacharya, A. G. Ghosal, R. K. Das

Keywords : Obstructive sleep apnea, Excessive daytime sleepiness, Epworth sleepiness scale, Apnea – hypopnea index.

Citation Information : Roy DJ, Bhattacharya A, Ghosal AG, Das RK. Relation between Epworth Sleepiness Scale and Obstructive Sleep Apnea - A study conducted in PULSAR, KOLKATA. Indian Sleep Med 2006; 1 (2):93-96.

DOI: 10.5005/ijsm-1-2-93

License: CC BY-SA 4.0

Published Online: 01-04-2006

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2006; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


737 adult persons more than 18 years of age of both gender, randomly selected from Kolkata, were put to Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS) questionnaire. 11.3% showed excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) by ESS score. 74 polysomnographically diagnosed cases of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), more than 18 years of age, showed presence of EDS in 81.1% of cases. EDS, as calculated from ESS score, has good predictive value in assessing OSA and may be used as a screening tool in diagnosis of OSA. The ESS score of the diagnosed cases showed positive association with moderate and severe OSA cases.

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