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July 22, 2016

STOP BANG Sleep Apnoea Questionnaire

Filed under: — Mark Russell-Pavier @ 5:59 am

STOP BANG Sleep Apnoea Questionnaire

The STOP BANG questionnaire is used as a patient screening tool for sleep apnoea. It has been shown to be highly sensitive to the presence of sleep disordered breathing and may be used in conjunction with the Epworth Sleep Scale and modified Berlin Questionnaire.

(S) Snoring

Do you snore loudly (louder than talking or loud enough to be heard through closed doors)?
Yes     No


(T) Tired

Do you often feel tired, fatigued, or sleepy during daytime?
Yes     No


(O) Observed

Has anyone observed you stop breathing during your sleep?

Yes     No


(P) Blood Pressure

Do you have or are you being treated for high blood pressure?

Yes     No



Is your BMI more than 35 kg/m2?

Yes     No


(A) Age

Are you over 50 years old?
Yes     No


(N) Neck Circumference

Is your neck circumference greater than 41cm (female) or 43cm (male)?

Yes     No


(G) Gender

Are you male?

Yes     No


3 or More “Yes” responses      =       High risk of OSA

3 or Less “Yes” responses      =       Low risk of OSA

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