KBB-Forum 2019 , Cilt 18, Sayı 1


Dr. Sıdıka Deniz YALIM1, Dr. Can CİNGİ2
1Adana Şehir Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Kulak Burun Boğaz, Adana, Türkiye
2Anadolu Üniversitesi İletişim Bilimleri Fakültesi , İletişim Tasarımı ve Yönetimi Bölümü, İletişim Tasarımı Anabilim Dalı, Eskişehir, Türkiye
Introduction: Snoring is a social problem and threatening family relations. In this study we aimed to investigate the effects of snoring on the family communication.

Methods: 50 patients admitted to Adana City Training and Research Hospital with snoring complaint were performed the effects of snoring on the family communication scoring scale.

Findings: 36 male 14 female joined the survey. The range of participants was 20-74. The mean and of ages was 45.08±11.88. When the knowledge of the participants of the questionnaire about snoring and education levels were compared it was found statistically significant.(p<0.05)

Conclusion: Snoring affecting all family members is a problem at a level that disturbs family communications. Besides it is not a problem that only affecting the person's physical and psychologic health but also cause communication problems both in the family and in the society. Keywords : Snoring, questionnaire, family