All about the STOP-BANG Questionnaire


The STOP-BANG questionnaire was developed by Chung et al in 2008.

STOP-BANG has been studied and validated in multiple settings

Tan 2016, Nagappa 2015: While initially developed for preoperative patients, STOP-BANG is an effective screen for the general population.

The STOP-BANG questionnaire has been translated to and validated in multiple languages including Arabic, Portuguese, Chinese, and Danish.


Dr. Frances Chung is a Professor of the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at the University Health Network and University of Toronto.   To celebrate 2017 World Anesthesia Day, her work "High STOP-Bang score indicates a high probability of sleep apnea". was chosen to be among the Top 25 Most Important Articles in the History of Anesthesia by the British Journal of Anaesthesia.

To view Dr. Frances Chung's publications, visit PubMed