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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

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Published Online: 01-10-2011

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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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