Journal of Sleep Disorders & Therapy

Journal of Sleep Disorders & Therapy
Open Access

ISSN: 2167-0277

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Christopher O Alabi

Florida Lung Asthma and Sleep Specialists, 2940 Mallory Circle, Suite 204, celebration, 34747 Florida, USA

  • Research Article   
    The Predictive Value of Epworth Sleepiness Scale in Obstructive Sleep Apnea
    Author(s): Fortune O Alabi* and Christopher O Alabi

    Background: The Epsworth sleepiness score is a vital tool clinicians use to grade the severity of excessive daytime sleepiness and it is also given significant relevance by the third-party payers before approving Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) treatment for patients with obstructive sleep apnea with apnea-hypopnea index between 5 to 15 events per hour. Many studies that explored if an elevated Epsworth sleepiness score can predict the presence of obstructive sleep apnea have had conflicting results. Whereas some show association between Epsworth sleepiness score and obstructive sleep apnea, others did not find any association. In this study, the association of Epsworth sleepiness score with obstructive sleep apnea was evaluated at a community-based practice with multiple locations all around central Florida. We also analyzed the association of apnea-hypopn.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2167-0277.19.8.303

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