STOP-BANG Questionnaire

Screens for obstructive sleep apnea based on symptoms and OSA risk factors.

Refer to the text below the questionnaire for more information about this easy to remember acronym-based screening method for OSA.

The STOP-BANG questionnaire is a widely used screening tool for obstructive sleep apnea. It is addressed to patients with symptoms such as drowsiness, snoring, observer periods of night time apnea or noisy breathing and can also be used as part of the pre-operative assessment.

Scale Items

Snoring ? Body Mass Index
Tired? (Tired, fatigued, or sleepy during the daytime) Age
Observed? (Stop breathing or choking/ gasping during your sleep) Neck Size
Pressure? (High blood pressure) Gender

Interpretation

STOP_BANG Sore Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) risk level
0-2 Low risk of OSA
3-4 Intermediate risk of OSA
5-8 High Low risk of OSA

This tool should NOT be considered as a substitute for any professional medical service, NOR as a substitute for clinical judgement

Disclaimer: This tool should NOT be considered as a substitute for any professional medical service, NOR as a substitute for clinical judgement

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