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Survey Paper | Dentistry | India | Volume 11 Issue 6, June 2022


A Survey of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Hypopnea Syndrome among Edentulous Patients based on Modified Berlin Questionnaire

Dr. Priya B [3] | Dr. Gautam Shetty [3] | Dr. Shwetha Poovani [2]


Abstract: Aim: The intend of the survey was to look at the percentage of people in high risk of obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) in completely edentulous of upper and lower arch using the modified Berlin questionnaire (MBQ), to recognise the sex difference in percentage of edentulous people at high risk of OSAHS, and to examine the occurrence rate of OSAHS-related symptoms (polyuria, night sweating, dry sore mouth) that were not included in the MBQ in this group of people. Method: Fifty patients were enrolled to participate in this study. Demographic data, nocturnal denture wearing habit were noted. The subjects completed the modified Berlin questionnaire in which participants? snoring behaviour, wake-time sleepiness or fatigue, and the presence of hypertension were investigated. Subjects were divided into high risk and low risk categories on the basis of modified Berlin questionnaire and risk categorization as described under Berlin study results. Results: Totally 49 participants? completed questionnaire was included in the study. Out of which 30 were male and 19 were female. Among 4 9subjects, 35 subjects (21 male, 14 female) were recognised as low risk category for OSA and 14 subjects (9 male, 5 female) were recognized as high risk category for OSA. Conclusion: According to the MBQ, about 28.6% of the edentulous population were identified as high risk for OSAHS.


Keywords: Obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome, OSAHS, Obstructive sleep apnea, OSA, Modified Berlin questionnaire, MBQ, risk factors, edentulism


Edition: Volume 11 Issue 6, June 2022,


Pages: 1462 - 1465


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Dr. Priya B, Dr. Gautam Shetty, Dr. Shwetha Poovani, "A Survey of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Hypopnea Syndrome among Edentulous Patients based on Modified Berlin Questionnaire", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), Volume 11 Issue 6, June 2022, pp. 1462-1465, https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=SR22621091023

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