Prevalence of the Risk of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Relation to Obese and Overweight Collegiate Students

Authors

  • K.Jothi Prasanna
  • Shanmuga Vishnu. K

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i2.14298

Keywords:

Obese, Overweight, Obstructive sleep apnea, Berlin questionnaire, Prevalence, collegiate students.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Obstructive sleep apnea is described as monotonous collapse and reopening of upper
airway during sleep which affect the ventilation. This Obstructive sleep apnea is common among obese and
overweight individuals. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to determine prevalence of the risk
of obstructive sleep apnea in relation to obese and overweight collegiate students.
METHODOLOGY: It is a non- experimental study with sample size of 100 which include obese and
overweight. 50 subjects with obese and 50 subjects with overweight are included and assessed for risk of
sleep apnea. OUTCOME MEASURES: Berlin Questionnaire RESULTS: Percentage of low risk was
about 56, whereas the high risk Obstructive sleep apnea was 44% among overweight. Percentage of high
risk was 52 and low risk 48. CONCLUSION: This study concluded that the prevalence of Obstructive sleep
apnea had a higher risk among obese when compare to the overweight individuals.

Author Biographies

K.Jothi Prasanna

Assistant Professor, SRM college of Physiotherapy, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur,
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Shanmuga Vishnu. K

Student, SRM college of Physiotherapy, SRM Institute of Science and Technology,
Kattankulathur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Published

2021-03-24

How to Cite

K.Jothi Prasanna, & Shanmuga Vishnu. K. (2021). Prevalence of the Risk of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Relation to Obese and Overweight Collegiate Students. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(2), 175-177. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i2.14298