Allergy Asthma Respir Dis.  2019 Jul;7(3):122-128. 10.4168/aard.2019.7.3.122.

Pediatric sleep questionnaires for screening of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome

  • 1Department of Pediatrics, Dongguk University Ilsan Hospital, Goyang, Korea.


Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is the most severe form of obstructive sleep-disordered breathing. It can produce cardiovascular problems, growth retardation, cognitive deficits, and behavioral problems such as attention deficit/hyperactivity symptoms in children. The diagnostic gold standard for OSAS is overnight polysomnography, but it is expensive, time-consuming, and labor intensive, and is conducted by specialized centers which have trained personnel. Therefore, sleep questionnaires as screening tools for OSAS was developed. The benefits of sleep questionnaires are easy/quick application and low cost. The objective of this review is to describe several available pediatric sleep questionnaires which are helpful in screening OSAS.


Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome; Sleep questionnaire; Child
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