Screening of Pediatric Sleep-Disordered Breathing: A Proposed Unbiased Discriminative Set of Questions Using Clinical Severity Scales

…complaints can be ranked according to a severity hierarchy: shake child to breathe, apnea during sleep, struggle breathing when asleep, and breathing concerns while asleep, followed by loudness of snoring and snoring while asleep. As a result, the set of six hierarchically arranged questions will aid the screening of children at high risk for SDB but cannot be used as the sole diagnostic approach.