Comparison of methods for assessing snoring.

A. J. Smithson, J. E. White, C. J. Griffiths, A. J. N. Prichard, P. R. Close, M. J. Drinnan, H. F. Marshall, G. J. Gibson

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Objective measurements of several sound level indices were made on 32 subjects referred because of snoring and who subsequently underwent uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP). The measurements were repeated approximately 6 months post-UPPP. The indices were compared with the subjective assessment of snoring by both the subject and his/her bed partner. Correlations between objective and subjective assessments were generally weak and were strongest when the supine posture only was considered. The index which correlated best with subjective assessment was the level which 1% of the sound level samples exceeded.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)443-447
Number of pages5
JournalClinical Otolaryngology and Allied Sciences
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 1995
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

We wish to thank Mr C. Elliott and Mr P. Kelly for their helpful advice during this study and the Newcastle District Scientific and Research Committee for financial support.


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