Ahi Order is used in Arabic meaning "brother" and "generous, open-handed" in Turkish.
Historical Development of Ahi Order: While the Turks who migrated from Central Asia in the 13th century continued to live as nomads in Anatolia (the territory of Turkey on the Asian side), they learned a lot from the Christians' settled life and values.
Ahi Evran (1172-1262), who followed the path of these Turkish belief leaders who struggle for the survival of Turkish language, folklore, and culture, gathered tradesmen and craftsmen under the name of "Ahi Order Organisation" to secure the interests of the producers and consumers, and provided public the power to withstand as the government power was shaken.
The Ahi Order Organization was spread in Anatolia shortly.
According to AHI results of these patients, 82 patients (25.5%) were classified as experiencing common snoring, 77 patients (24%) were classified with mild OSA, 71 patients (22.1%) were classified with moderate OSA, and 91 patients (28.3%) were classified with severe OSA.
None of the parameters (AHI, ODI, and ESS) showed a significant correlation with age or height (p>0.05).
There was no significant correlation between AHI and ESS (p>0.05) in patients who had normal AHI scores or mild OSA.
Kappa analysis showed a significant concordance of 72.3% (Table 6) between AHI and ODI (p<0.05).
We estimated the probability that a diagnostic classification would change across 2 nights of recording, as determined by a particular AHI cutoff point.
Overall, there was no statistically significant difference in AHI or AI between nights 1 and 2, suggesting that there was no significant respiratory first-night effect (table 2).
The mean magnitude of change in AHI between nights 1 and 2 was 7.1 ([+ or -]8.8).
A Bland-Altman plot (15) of AHI recordings revealed consistent patterns across nights--that is, there was a decrease in indices from night 1 to night 2 (figure).