Athens Insomnia Scale (AIS)

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

The scale assesses the severity of insomnia using diagnostic criteria set forth by the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10). The eight-item questionnaire evaluates sleep onset, night and early-morning waking, sleep time, sleep quality, frequency and duration of complaints, distress caused by the experience of insomnia, and interference with daily functioning. A shorter version of the questionnaire, consisting of the first five items alone, may also be used.

References

  1. 1.
    Soldatos, C. R., Dikeos, D.G., & Paparrigopoulos, T.J. (2000). Athens insomnia scale: validation of an instrument based on ICD-10 criteria. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 48(6), 555–560.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    Soldatos, C. R., Dimitris, G. D., & Paparrigopoulos, T.J. (2003). The diagnostic validity of the Athens insomnia scale. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 55, 263–267.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

Representative Studies Using Scale

  1. Szelenberger, W., & Niemcewicz, S. (2000). Severity of insomnia correlates with cognitive impairment. Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis, 60(3), 373.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  2. Novak, M., Molnar, M., Ambrus, C., Kovacs, A., Koczy, A., Remport, A., Szeifert, L., Szentkiralyi, A., Shapiro, C. M., Kopp, M. S., & Mucsi, I. (2006). Chronic insomnia in transplant recipients. American Journal of Kidney Diseases, 47(4), 655–665.PubMedCrossRefGoogle 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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