The STOP-Bang and Berlin questionnaires to identify obstructive sleep apnoea in Alzheimer's disease patients.

Affiliation

Unitat Trastorns Cognitius, Clinical Neuroscience Research, IRBLleida-Hospital Universitari Santa Maria, Lleida, Spain. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

A close relationship between obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) and Alzheimer's disease (AD) has been described in recent years. OSA is a risk factor for AD, but the diagnosis and clinical characteristics of OSA in patients with AD is not well understood. This study evaluated the clinical utility of two screening questionnaires, the STOP-Bang questionnaire (SBQ) and the Berlin questionnaire (BQ), to identify which patients with mild AD are at higher risk of having OSA and to determine the clinical predictors of OSA in this population.

Keywords

Alzheimer's disease,Berlin questionnaire,Obstructive sleep apnoea,STOP-Bang questionnaire,Screening tool,