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The questionnaires were completed by the caregivers of children with a physician present in the room as they visited the hospital.

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Behavioral evaluation in children with obstructive sleep disorders. In the last two decades, a progressive decrease was observed in the number of adenotonsillectomy procedures for recurrent infections and an increase in the number of such procedures for OSAS cigculo.

How to cite this article. The protocol was approved by the Ethics Committee of the institution. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. The second part of the protocol revolves around the application of the OSApv to caregivers in order to assess the impact of the disease on their lives.

Application of the Portuguese version of the Obstructive Sleep Apnea survey to children

However, PSG is expensive, time consuming, and not all sleep labs run this test in children. The OSA also has the advantage of considering the neurobehavioral problems of children, while polysomnography does not take psychological components into account.

The OSA survey proved to be simple and quick to complete, and can be used in clinical or research settings. Statistical analysis was used to assess the psychometric properties of the survey.


ABSTRACT Despite the significant prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome OSAS in children, the diagnosis and treatment of this condition is still challenging due to the difficulties inherent to objectively assessing the disease’s severity. July 26, ; Accepted: The OSA is a quick, easy-to-use, highly reliable and consistent test used to evaluate the subjective aspects of quality of life in children with OSAS 6. The children also undergo complete physical examination, which includes ENT evaluation, an analysis of their development in terms of height and body weight, and cardiovascular examination.

The role of polysomnography in diagnosing and treating obstructive sleep apnea in pediatric patients.

Standards and indications for cardiopulmonary sleep studies in children. On item ‘sleep disturbance’, the percentages of children who had a score of five or higher meaning the symptom was present at least ‘a good bit of the time’ were: This instrument, called the OSA survey, inquires caregivers in five domains: For each question below, please circle the number that best describes how often each symptom or problem has occurred during the past 4 weeks.

For each question below, please circle the number that best describes how often each symptom or problem has occurred during the past 4 weeks.

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A pretest with 10 questionnaires was conducted to assess waldeeyer difficulties that the survey could present and whether the respondents had properly understood the questions. Please circle only one number per question.

For quantitative variables, a correlation between each individual item and the total score of the OSA-pv was assessed using the Pearson correlation coefficient. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg.

N Engl J Med. Reliability analysis was carried out on SPSS based on internal consistency, yielding a Cronbach’s alpha of0. Sleep Apnea and Snoring: First place–resident clinical science award Demographic and clinical data sets age, gender, socioeconomic status according circilo Graffar 7level of education circuulo caregivers, history of recurrent tonsillitis, Friedman 8 classification to evaluate the position of the tongue and the degree of tonsillar hypertrophy, adenoid hypertrophy assessment were reviewed in the statistical analysis.


This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Results of parallel randomized and nonrandomized clinical trials. The OSA was translated into Portuguese, culturally adapted, and tested in the Portuguese population.

Efficacy of tonsillectomy for recurrent throat infection in severely affected children. The final version of the OSA Annex 2 was therefore applied to the first 51 caregivers of children meeting the enrollment criteria and diagnosed with OSAS. Surgery has been proven effective in controlling neurocognitive sequelae of OSAS, such as poor school performance and attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder, in improving left and right ventricular ejection fraction, and in decreasing the levels of biomarkers of inflammation 4.

The following enrollment criteria were applied: Convergent validity is verified when the Pearson correlation coefficient is greater than 0. However, pediatric OSAS remains underdiagnosed 5 and, therefore, undertreated.

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