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Sleep and Biological Rhythms

, Volume 17, Issue 2, pp 183–189 | Cite as

Validation of selected sleeping disorders related scales in Arabic among the Lebanese Population

  • Souheil HallitEmail author
  • Chadia Haddad
  • Rabih Hallit
  • Gloria Al Karaki
  • Diana Malaeb
  • Hala Sacre
  • Nelly Kheir
  • Aline Hajj
  • Pascale Salameh
Original Article
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Abstract

Objective

The study objective was to validate the Arabic versions of the Athens insomnia scale (AIS), Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS), Insomnia severity index (ISI), Medical Outcomes Sleep Scale (MOS), and Regensburg Insomnia Scale (RIS) and assess the scales’ reliability and validity among a representative sample of the Lebanese population.

Methods

A cross-sectional study, conducted between August 2017 and April 2018, enrolled 756 patients.

Results

The factor analysis for all the scales gave two loading factors for each of the AIS, ESS, ISI and RIS and three for the MOS scale. High Cronbach’s alphas were found for the Athens Insomnia Scale (0.829), Epworth Sleepiness Scale (0.822), Insomnia Severity Index (0.833), Regensburg (0.818), but moderate for the medical outcomes Sleep Scale (0.504).

Conclusion

The Arabic versions of AIS, ISI, RIS, ESS and MOS scales are reliable, practical and easy to use, and may allow clinicians to use them in clinical practice. These scales are reliable, practical and easy to use. The results presented in this study may allow Lebanese clinicians to use these validated tools to establish a screening for insomnia disorders. Further studies are needed to validate these scales in other Arabic-speaking countries.

Keywords

Insomnia Sleep Validation Reliability Scales Arabic 

Notes

Funding

None.

Compliance with ethical standards

Conflict of interest

The authors report no conflict of interest.

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© Japanese Society of Sleep Research 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Medicine and Medical SciencesHoly Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK)JouniehLebanon
  2. 2.INSPECT-LB: Institut National de Santé Publique, Epidémiologie Clinique et Toxicologie, LibanBeirutLebanon
  3. 3.Research DepartmentPsychiatric Hospital of the CrossJal EddibLebanon
  4. 4.School of PharmacyLebanese International UniversityBeirutLebanon
  5. 5.Life Sciences and Health DepartmentParis-Est UniversityParisFrance
  6. 6.Drug Information CenterOrder of PharmacistsBeirutLebanon
  7. 7.Faculty of PedagogyUniversité de la Sainte FamilleBatrounLebanon
  8. 8.Faculty of PharmacySaint Joseph UniversityBeirutLebanon
  9. 9.Laboratoire de Pharmacologie, Pharmacie clinique et Contrôle de Qualité des médicaments, Pôle Technologie-Santé (PTS), Faculty of PharmacySaint-Joseph UniversityBeirutLebanon
  10. 10.Faculty of PharmacyLebanese UniversityBeirutLebanon
  11. 11.Faculty of MedicineLebanese UniversityBeirutLebanon
  12. 12.BiakoutLebanon

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