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Identifying Sleep Apnea Syndrome Using Berlin Questionnaire

Purpose:

To screen a patient in primary care for the Sleep Apnea Syndrome using the Berlin questionnaire.

Specialty:

Pulmonary Disease

Objective:

risk factors, criteria for diagnosis

ICD-10:

G47.3

Description:

In 1996 a conference was held in Berlin (Conference on Sleep in Primary Care) that outlined screening criteria for the diagnosis of the Sleep Apnea Syndrome (SAS). A person considered to be at high risk should undergo a sleep study.

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