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Table 2 Resident Confidence Scores in performing OSA procedures, in descending order of confidence levels

From: Knowledge and confidence in managing obstructive sleep apnea patients in Canadian otolaryngology - head and neck surgery residents: a cross sectional survey

Confidence in Performing OSA Procedures
ProcedureConfidence Level
Median (Interquartile Range)
Strongly disagree = 1, Disagree = 2, Neither agree nor disagree = 3, Agree = 4, Strongly Agree = 5
1. Tracheotomy5(4–5)
2. Tonsillectomy5(4–5)
3. Septoplasty4(2–5)
4. Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP)2.5(2–4)
5. Lingual Tonsillectomy3(2–4)
6. Septorhinoplasty2(2–4)
7. Drug-Induced Sleep Endoscopy (DISE)2(1.25–3.75)
8. Radiofrequency Ablation of Base of Tongue (RFBOT)2(1–3.75)
9. Lateral Pharyngoplasty2(1–3)
10. Midline Glossectomy2(1–3)
11. Radiofrequency Ablation of Soft Palate (RFSP)2(1–3)
12. Expansion Sphincter Pharyngoplasty2(1–2)
13. Laser Assisted Uvuloplasty (LAUP)2(1–2)
14. Base of Tongue (BOT) Suspension2(1–2)
15. Palate Implants1(1–2)
16. Transpalatal Advancement Pharyngoplasty (TAP)1(1–2)
Median Total Confidence Score2(1–4)