Open Access and Peer-reviewed
Home Journal Issues Guide for Authors Editorial Board Aims & Scope About Journal News & Announcements


Original Research 
RMJ. 2016; 41(2): 188-192


Urdu version of STOP-BANG Questionnaire: A Validation Study

Akbar Shoukat Ali, Gomand Beekho Sonekhi, Javed Ahmed, Khurram Altaf, Farhan Ali Solangi, Arif Anwer Surani.

Abstract
Objective: To translate and evaluate the STOP-BANG Questionnaire in urdu speaking population.
Methodology: This validation study was conducted at Dow University of Health Sciences, Ojha Campus, Karachi, Pakistan. STOP-BANG Questionnaire (SBQ) was translated into urdu using standard method. Final approved version of SBQ-Urdu was applied to bilingual individuals to assess the validity. All recruited subjects were students and employees.
Results: Of the 150 participants, data of 135 (90%) was available for final analysis. There were 77 (57%) females and 58 (43%) males. The average scores of both SBQ-English and SBQ-Urdu were 1.32±0.83 (pĖ‚0.000) and 1.33±0.84 (pĖ‚0.000), respectively. Statistically significant correlation was found between the original SBQ-English and translated SBQ-Urdu (Spearman’s rho 0.951; pĖ‚0.000).
Conclusions: The SBQ-Urdu is reproducible. Thus, it is an effective tool to be utilized in urdu speaking population to stratify population at risk of obstructive sleep apnea. It is recommended that urdu version of the SBQ should be applied in population with sleep disorders to further elaborate its validity.

Key words: STOP-BANG Questionnaire; obstructive sleep apnea; urdu version; validation study


 
ARTICLE TOOLS
Abstract
PDF Fulltext
Print this article Print this Article
How to cite this articleHow to cite this article
Citation Tools
Related Records
 Articles by Akbar Shoukat Ali
Articles by Gomand Beekho Sonekhi
Articles by Javed Ahmed
Articles by Khurram Altaf
Articles by Farhan Ali Solangi
Articles by Arif Anwer Surani
on Google
on Google Scholar
Article Statistics
 Viewed: 1849
Downloaded: 345
Cited: 0


How to Cite this Article
Pubmed Style

Akbar Shoukat Ali, Gomand Beekho Sonekhi, Javed Ahmed, Khurram Altaf, Farhan Ali Solangi, Arif Anwer Surani. Urdu version of STOP-BANG Questionnaire: A Validation Study. RMJ. 2016; 41(2): 188-192.


Web Style

Akbar Shoukat Ali, Gomand Beekho Sonekhi, Javed Ahmed, Khurram Altaf, Farhan Ali Solangi, Arif Anwer Surani. Urdu version of STOP-BANG Questionnaire: A Validation Study. http://www.rmj.org.pk/?mno=204573 [Access: February 21, 2019].


AMA (American Medical Association) Style

Akbar Shoukat Ali, Gomand Beekho Sonekhi, Javed Ahmed, Khurram Altaf, Farhan Ali Solangi, Arif Anwer Surani. Urdu version of STOP-BANG Questionnaire: A Validation Study. RMJ. 2016; 41(2): 188-192.



Vancouver/ICMJE Style

Akbar Shoukat Ali, Gomand Beekho Sonekhi, Javed Ahmed, Khurram Altaf, Farhan Ali Solangi, Arif Anwer Surani. Urdu version of STOP-BANG Questionnaire: A Validation Study. RMJ. (2016), [cited February 21, 2019]; 41(2): 188-192.



Harvard Style

Akbar Shoukat Ali, Gomand Beekho Sonekhi, Javed Ahmed, Khurram Altaf, Farhan Ali Solangi, Arif Anwer Surani (2016) Urdu version of STOP-BANG Questionnaire: A Validation Study. RMJ, 41 (2), 188-192.



Turabian Style

Akbar Shoukat Ali, Gomand Beekho Sonekhi, Javed Ahmed, Khurram Altaf, Farhan Ali Solangi, Arif Anwer Surani. 2016. Urdu version of STOP-BANG Questionnaire: A Validation Study. Rawal Medical Journal, 41 (2), 188-192.



Chicago Style

Akbar Shoukat Ali, Gomand Beekho Sonekhi, Javed Ahmed, Khurram Altaf, Farhan Ali Solangi, Arif Anwer Surani. "Urdu version of STOP-BANG Questionnaire: A Validation Study." Rawal Medical Journal 41 (2016), 188-192.



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Akbar Shoukat Ali, Gomand Beekho Sonekhi, Javed Ahmed, Khurram Altaf, Farhan Ali Solangi, Arif Anwer Surani. "Urdu version of STOP-BANG Questionnaire: A Validation Study." Rawal Medical Journal 41.2 (2016), 188-192. Print.



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Akbar Shoukat Ali, Gomand Beekho Sonekhi, Javed Ahmed, Khurram Altaf, Farhan Ali Solangi, Arif Anwer Surani (2016) Urdu version of STOP-BANG Questionnaire: A Validation Study. Rawal Medical Journal, 41 (2), 188-192.








AUTHOR LOGIN

REVIEWER LOGIN

Indexed
&
Abstracted


Indexed in WHO Index Medicus IMEMR, Emromedex, Pakmedinet, ExtraMED and Scopus

  Approved by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan and Pakistan Medical and Dental Council


ABOUT JOURNAL
POLICIES
STATEMENTS

This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) definition of open access.

The articles in Rawal Medical Journal are open access articles licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited.