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Validation of the Alberta Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea (APOSA) Index for Orthodontic Treatment Need in Pediatric Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea Symptoms Open Access

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Subject/Keyword
orthodontics
obstructive sleep apnea
index
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Nazarali, Natasha
Supervisor and department
Major, Paul (Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry)
Examining committee member and department
Roberts, Mary (Rehabilitation Medicine)
MacLean, Joanna (Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry)
Amin, Maryam (Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry)
Department
Medical Sciences-Orthodontics
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Date accepted
2016-07-08T13:52:09Z
Graduation date
2016-06:Fall 2016
Degree
Master of Science
Degree level
Master's
Abstract
Objective: To determine the predictive ability of the Alberta Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea (APOSA) Index for orthodontic treatment need in pediatric patients with obstructive sleep apnea symptoms. Methods: Thirty orthodontic records, representing a spectrum of craniofacial and oral features and severity, were evaluated for orthodontic treatment need using the APOSA index. The results were compared to treatment decisions made by ten expert orthodontists. Results: Receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve demonstrated a cutoff score of 6.5 with a sensitivity of 94.1% and specificity of 99%. Conclusions: The APOSA index is a useful and predictive tool to determine orthodontic treatment need in pediatric patients with OSA symptoms. A sum score of 6.5 or greater on the APOSA index suggests that the patient may benefit from referral to an orthodontist. Our findings indicate that the APOSA index is a useful and predictive tool for orthodontic treatment need in pediatric patients with OSA symptoms.
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English
DOI
doi:10.7939/R38S4JV13
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This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for the purpose of private, scholarly or scientific research. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
Citation for previous publication
Nazarali N, Altalibi M, Nazarali S, Major MP, Flores-Mir C, Major PW. Mandibular advancement appliances for the treatment of paediatric obstructive sleep apnea: a systematic review. Eur J Orthod 2015 Feb 12

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