Paediatric Sleep questionnaire (PSQ)
|Name of questionnaire||Pediatric Sleep Questionnaire|
|Type of original questionnaire-description, age/population||
The SRBD scale contains 22 symptom items that ask about snoring frequency, loud snoring, observed apneas, difficulty breathing during sleep, daytime sleepiness, inattentive or hyperactive behavior, and other pediatric OSA features.
Children aged 2±18 years who had polysomnographically-confirmed sleep disordered breathing (n = 54).
|Number of items||22 symptom items|
|Number of domains & categories||3 domains|
|Name of categories/domains||Subscales within the SRBD scale include a 4-item sleepiness scale, a 4-item snoring scale, and a 6-item in- attention/hyperactivity scale|
|Scaling of items||Responses are "yes" = 1, "no" = 0, and "don't know"=missing. The mean response on nonmissing items is the score, which can vary from 0 to 1.|
|Scoring test-retest reliability||
The two administrations revealed a Spearman correlation coefficient r of 0.92 for the snoring scale (P < 0.0001), 0.66 for the sleepiness scale (P = 0.0010), 0.83 for the behavior scale (P < 0.0001), and 0.75 for the SRBD scale (P < 0.0001).
The mean differences between raw scores on successive administrations (2nd minus 1st) of each scale were 0.00±0.11, −0.04±0.23, 0.00±0.11, and −0.02±0.07, respectively, none of which approached statistical significance (paired t-tests, P >0.2 for each).
|Scoring Internal consistency||Cronbach's alpha for each scale: snoring scale, 0.86; sleepiness scale, 0.66; behavior scale, 0.84; and SRBD scale, 0.89.|
|Validity||Sensitivity of 0.85 and a specificity of 0.87|
|Available forms (short and/or long etc.)||One form|
|Translations in other languages (if yes, then list the languages)||Portuguese, Chinese, Spanish, Turkish, Malay|
|Developer(s) name||Ronald D. Chervin, M.D.|
|Developer contact information for permission||
Department of Neurology, University of Michigan, Ann, Arbor, USA
|Availability of questionnaire: needs permission from developer, cost or freely available||Freely available|
No objective evaluation of sleep disordered breathing
Useful for epidemiological symptoms
|Link to the questionnaire (if available)|
May be used in conjunction with objective testing of pediatric sleep disordered breathing
Can offer insight into comorbidities, long term prognosis and surgical responses
|Patient populations in who questionnaire has been validated||Children with suspected sleep disordered breathing|
|References (including original publication, validity and reliability in different countries/languages, populations and long/short versions)||
|Updated by||Refika Ersu|
|Date of last update||01/2016|
Last Reviewed: June 2016
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