Berlin Questionnaire

  • Azmeh Shahid
  • Kate Wilkinson
  • Shai Marcu
  • Colin M. Shapiro
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Abstract

Designed to identify individuals at high risk for sleep apnea, the short survey (11 questions) focuses on three categories of apnea signs and symptoms: snoring, daytime sleepiness, and obesity/high blood pressure. The instrument may be indicated for use in both research, and as a screening tool for clinicians hoping to quickly establish apnea risk factors in their patients.

References

  1. 1. 
    Chung, F., Yegneswaran, B, Liao, P, Chung, S. A., Vairavanathan, S., Islam, S., Khajehdehi, A., Shapiro, C. (2008). Validation of the Berlin questionnaire and American Society of Anesthesiologists checklist as screening tools for obstructive sleep apnea in surgical patients. Anesthesiology, 108(5), 822–830.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. 2. 
    Ahmadi, N., Chung, S. A., Gibbs, A., & Shapiro, C. (2008).The Berlin questionnaire for sleep apnea in a sleep clinic population: relationship to polysomnographic measurement of respiratory disturbance. Sleep and Breathing, 12(1), 39–45.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    Netzer NC, Stoohs RA, Netzer CM, Clark K, Strohl KP (1999). Using the Berlin Questionnaire to identify patients at risk for the sleep apnea syndrome. Ann Intern Med, 131(7):485–491.PubMedGoogle Scholar

Representative Studies Using Scale

  1. Chung, F., Ward, B., Ho, J., Yuan, H., Kayumov, L., & Shapiro, C. (2007). Preoperative identification of sleep apnea risk in elective surgical patients, using the Berlin questionnaire. Journal of Clinical Anesthesia, 19(2), 130–134.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Hiestand, D. M., Britz, P., Goldman, M., & Phillips, B. (2006). Prevalence of symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea in the US population: results from the National Sleep Foundation sleep in America 2005 poll. Chest, 130(3), 780–786.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Azmeh Shahid
    • 1
  • Kate Wilkinson
    • 1
  • Shai Marcu
    • 2
  • Colin M. Shapiro
    • 3
  1. 1.University of Toronto The Youthdale Child and Adolescent Sleep CentreTorontoCanada
  2. 2.University of Toronto The Youthdale Child and Adolescent Sleep CentreTorontoCanada
  3. 3.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Toronto The Youthdale Child and Adolescent Sleep CentreTorontoCanada

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