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Jenkins Sleep Scale

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

Designed as an efficient and brief instrument for use in research, the four-item question evaluates the frequency and intensity of certain sleep difficulties in respondents. Questions address difficulty falling asleep, frequent awakenings during the night, trouble remaining asleep, and subjective feelings of fatigue and sleepiness despite receiving a typical night’s rest. Though the questionnaire is short, developers suggest that its four items have been shown to possess good predictive value in previous studies [1]. However, with only four items, it cannot begin to address the entire spectrum of sleep disorders and should only be considered for use as a preliminary screening device.

Keywords

Public Health Internal Medicine General Practice Family Medicine Sleep Disorder 
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Reference

  1. 1. 
    Jenkins, C. D., Stanton, B. A., Niemcryk, S. J., & Rose, R. M. (1988). A scale for the estimation of sleep problems in clinical research. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 41(4), 313–321.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

Representative Studies Using Scale

  1. Jerlock, M., Gaston-Johansson, F., Kjellgren, K., & Welin, C. (2006). Coping strategies, stress, physical activity and sleep in patients with unexplained chest pain. BMC Nursing, 5(7).Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011

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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