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Consensus statements among European sleep surgery experts on snoring and obstructive sleep apnea : part 1 definitions and diagnosis
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Abstract
Seeking consensus on definitions and diagnosis of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) among sleep surgeons is important, particularly in this relatively new field with variability in knowledge and practices. A set of statements was developed based on the literature and circulated among eight panel members of European experts, utilizing the Delphi method. Responses in agreement and disagreement on each statement and the comments were used to assess the level of consensus and develop a revised version. The new version with the level of consensus and anonymized comments was sent to each panel member as the second round. This was repeated a total of five rounds. The total number of statements included in the initial set was 112. In the first round, of all eight panelists, the percentage of questions that had consensus among the eight, seven, and six panelists were 45%, 4.5%, and 7.1%, respectively. In the final set of statements consisting of 99, the percentage of questions that had consensus among the 8, 7, and 6 panelists went up to 66.7%, 24.2%, and 6.1%, respectively. Delphi's method demonstrated an efficient method of interaction among experts and the establishment of consensus on a specific set of statements.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of Clinical Medicine
Publication
2024
ISSN
2077-0383
DOI
10.3390/JCM13020502
Volume/pages
13 :2 (2024) , p. 1-16
Article Reference
502
ISI
001151319100001
Pubmed ID
38256636
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UAntwerpen
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Creation 04.03.2024
Last edited 07.03.2024
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