Does Tonsillectomy Help Kids With Sleep Apnea Feel Better?
Protocol: STUDY00004540
Full Title
Does Tonsillectomy Help Kids With Sleep Apnea Feel Better?
Description
This study enrolls children who are having a tonsillectomy due to sleep apnea. Some kids with sleep apnea may suffer from feelings of worry and sadness related to their sleep problems. We want to see if that’s true and if it gets better after surgery for their snoring.

We will ask your child to answer some questions about how they feel both before their tonsillectomy (in 1-2 months and at 6 months after surgery). It takes between 5 and 10 minutes to answer the questions. Study takes place at Oishei Children's Hospital and UBMD clinics in Western New York.
Compensation: No
Eligibility
Children ages 8-18
Able to read English at grade 3 level or above
Scheduled for tonsillectomy for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)
Age Group: Both Adults and Children
Principal Investigator: Michele Carr
Contact(s)
Michele Carr
mcarr@buffalo.edu
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