Resources for the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment based
Proactive and Personalised Primary Care of the Elderly
pictorial Sleepiness and Sleep Apnoea Scale
Purpose : Evaluation of EDS (excessive daytime sleepiness) and evaluation of the risk factors and adverse outcomes of OSAS (obstructive sleep apnea syndrome)
Admin time : 5-10 min.
User Friendly : High
Administered by : self or GP
Content : Contains eight items.
Items 1–4 are used to evaluate EDS and are taken from the pESS.The pictograms show a person in various situations, in particular sitting and reading, watching TV or listening to the radio, sitting quietly after a meal or as a passenger in a car or bus. For each situation, the patient can choose five different integers.
Items 5–8 are used to evaluate the risk factors and adverse outcomes of OSAS such as body size, neck size, blood pressure and witnessed pauses while breathing when asleep.
Author : Edelmann C, 2017 access
Copyright : © 2011, BMJ Publishing Group Ltd. & British Thoracic Society
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This Tool is used in Sleep Disorders
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