Cataplexy Emotional Trigger Questionnaire (CETQ)

  • Azmeh Shahid
  • Kate Wilkinson
  • Shai Marcu
  • Colin M. Shapiro
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Abstract

The CETQ was designed by Moore and colleagues [1] to be a very brief measure of cataplexy. The 55-item scale was inspired by the observation that self-reported muscle weakness during laughter, anger, and joking is the best method for identifying individuals with cataplexy [2]. Respondents are asked a single screening question regarding muscle weakness during laughter. If such a symptom is present, several follow-up questions are posed regarding physical symptoms (slurring of speech, trouble hearing, and location of symptoms).

References

  1. 1. 
    Moore, W. R., Silber, M. H., Decker, P. A., Heim-Penokie, R. N., Sikkink, V. K., Slocumb, N., Richardson, J. W., & Krahn, L. E. (2007). Cataplexy emotional trigger questionnaire (CETQ) – a brief patient screen to identify cataplexy in patients with narcolepsy. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 3(1), 37–40.PubMedGoogle Scholar
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    Anic-Labat, S., Guilleminault, C., Kraemer, H. C., Meehan, J., Arrigoni, J.., & Mignot, E. (1999). Validation of a cataplexy questionnaire in 983 sleep-disorders patients. Sleep, 22(1), 77–87.PubMedGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Azmeh Shahid
    • 1
  • Kate Wilkinson
    • 1
  • Shai Marcu
    • 2
  • Colin M. Shapiro
    • 3
  1. 1.University of Toronto The Youthdale Child and Adolescent Sleep CentreTorontoCanada
  2. 2.University of Toronto The Youthdale Child and Adolescent Sleep CentreTorontoCanada
  3. 3.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Toronto The Youthdale Child and Adolescent Sleep CentreTorontoCanada

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