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Pediatric Sleep Questionnaire (PSQ)
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Supplemental: Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)-Pediatric (ages 2-18)
Exploratory: Cerebral Palsy (CP)
Short Description of Instrument
This is a parent-report questionnaire that assesses the presence of snoring frequency, loud snoring, observed apneas, difficulty breathing during sleep, daytime sleepiness, inattentive or hyperactive behavior, and other pediatric obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) features (Chevrin et al., 2000, 2007).
Comments/Special Instructions
Within the PSQ there are 3 subscales: a 4-item sleepiness scale, a 4-item snoring scale, and a 6-item in- attention/hyperactivity scale. The SRBD scale can be used in participants aged 2-18.
The PSQ form responses include: "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.
The SRBD scale shows good internal consistency and test-retest reliability.
This measure is recommended as Exploratory for CP since it has not been validated in a CP population.
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Document last updated June 2020