Mikahn Results of parallel randomized and nonrandomized clinical trials. Emotional problems and daytime function items were the areas with the lowest mean scores, although symptoms were often related to OSAS, according to the literature 11and interfered significantly with the quality of life of patients with OSAS. Statistical analysis was used to assess the psychometric properties of the survey. During the past 4 weeks, how often have the problems described above.

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How to cite this article. However, pediatric OSAS remains underdiagnosed 5 and, therefore, undertreated. The protocol was approved by the Ethics Committee of the institution. 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.

Services on Demand Journal. Caregivers answered the surveys while at the hospital in the presence of a physician. Prevalence of diagnosed sleep disorders in pediatric primary care practices Pediatrics. Generally, the caregivers of the children with OSAS found the survey easy to understand; the five caregivers 9. Efficacy of tonsillectomy for recurrent throat infection in severely affected children.

Please circle only one number per question. The original version of the OSA survey Annex 1 was translated by two bilingual physicians into Portuguese, translated back into English, so that then the final version in Portuguese were produced. OSAS is the main indication for tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy in children. Statistical analysis Data was entered into a computer database developed specifically by the IT Department of the hospital. Application of the Portuguese version of the Obstructive Sleep Apnea survey to children The OSA survey proved to be simple and quick to complete, and can be used in clinical or research settings.

Converging validity was verified through the Pearson correlation coefficient, and each item was seen to have circuko statistically significant correlation with the OSA total score and a Pearson coefficient correlation above 0. The most frequently reported symptoms in the OSApv survey were sleep disturbances itemsfollowed by physical symptoms itemsand caregiver concerns itemsas similarly reported by other authors 6.

Pearson correlation coefficient with OSApv scores. The following enrollment criteria were applied: The survey can be used in future research studies. The role of polysomnography in diagnosing and treating obstructive sleep apnea in pediatric patients. Its validity for the English-speaking population has been established. The consistency and reliability of this study can be attributed to the fact that a guiding protocol was used and that the data sets were collected by the same author.

N Engl J Med. For each question below, please circle the number that best describes how often each symptom or problem has occurred during the past 4 weeks. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. The correct diagnosis and the decision of when to surgically intervene is made difficult due to the limited availability of objective measures to determine the severity of OSAS.

The questionnaires were completed by the caregivers of children cicrulo a physician present in the room as they visited the hospital. Results of parallel randomized and nonrandomized clinical trials. Recently, Franco et al. Our protocol for Obstructive Circuloo Apnea Syndrome 10 includes systematic interviews in which caregivers are asked about the nocturnal signs and symptoms related to obstructive disease, including parasomnias, daytime symptoms, signs of adenotonsillar hypertrophy, and cognitive and behavioral problems.

Quality of life for children with obstructive sleep apnea. Application of the Portuguese version of the Obstructive Sleep Apnea survey to children. This instrument, called the OSA survey, inquires caregivers in five domains: Sleep Apnea and Snoring: 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.

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