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Obstructed Sleep Apnea-18 (OSA-18)
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Classification
Exploratory: Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)-Pediatric
Short Description of Instrument
This is the child equivalent to the Berlin Questionnaire, which was developed in 1996 at the Conference on Sleep in Primary Care in Berlin, Germany. The OSA-18 assesses the quality of life of people with sleep disordered breathing.
Borgström et al. (2013) found that the OSA-18 showed poor validity in detecting and predicting pediatric OSA.
Scoring
There are 18 items, consisting of 5 domains.
Estimated completion time is 5–10 minutes.
References
Borgström A, Nerfeldt P, & Friberg D. Questionnaire OSA-18 has poor validity compared to polysomnography in pediatric obstructive sleep apnea. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2013; 77(11), 1864–1868.
 
Constantin E, Tewfik TL,& Brouillette RT. Can the OSA-18 quality-of-life questionnaire detect obstructive sleep apnea in children? Pediatrics. 2010; 125(1), e162– e168.
 
Franco RA Jr., Rosenfeld RM,& Rao M. First place--resident clinical science award 1999. Quality of life for children with obstructive sleep apnea. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2000; 123(1 Pt 1), 9–16.
 
Ishman SL, Yang CJ, Cohen AP, Benke JR, Meinzen-Derr JK, Anderson RM, . . . Tabangin ME. Is the OSA-18 predictive of obstructive sleep apnea: comparison to polysomnography. Laryngoscope. 2015; 125(6), 1491–1495.
 
Silva VC,& Leite AJ. Quality of life in children with sleep-disordered breathing: evaluation by OSA-18. Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. 2006; 72(6), 747–756.
 
Strocker AM, Carrer A, & Shapiro NL. The validity of the OSA-18 among three groups of pediatric patients. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2005; 69(2),241–247.
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