Navigation Links
New tool to assess excessive daytime sleepiness in adolescents published in JCSM
Date:10/15/2007

WESTCHESTER, Ill. A study published in the October 15 issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine (JCSM) features the Cleveland Adolescent Sleepiness Questionnaire (CASQ), a new self-completed instrument to measure excessive daytime sleepiness in adolescents.

The study, led by James C. Spilsbury, PhD, of the Division of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics in Cleveland, Ohio, focused on a subsample of 411 adolescents between 11-17 years of age, who were recruited from area schools and churches, as well as a second subsample of 62 adolescents with a diagnosed sleep related breathing disorder, all of whom completed the CASQ along with two other surveys measuring daytime sleepiness and other sleep parameters (sleep duration on school nights, sleep duration on non-school nights, and sleep debt). The third source of adolescents for the sample consisted of participants in a community-based cohort study (Cleveland Sleep and Health Study) who did not have evidence of a sleep related breathing disorder by objective overnight polysomnographic monitoring or reported snoring.

According to the study, the CASQs internal consistency was good. Correlations between the CASQ and the two other surveys measuring daytime sleepiness and sleep parameters gave preliminary evidence of the CASQs construct validity based on the following findings:

  • Greater CASQ scores, reflecting increased daytime sleepiness, were significantly associated with decreased sleep duration in both normative and sleep disorder samples, as well as with increased sleep debt in the normative sample.

  • CASQ scores were positively correlated with age.

  • The CASQ displayed convergent validity by its strong positive correlations with the two other surveys measuring daytime sleepiness and other sleep parameters.

  • Adolescents with a sleep related breathing disorder had higher CASQ scores than adolescents without a sleep related breathing disorder.

  • The CASQ detected differences in daytime sleepiness between both normal controls and primary snorers, and between normal controls and adolescents with OSA.

  • In contrast to the CASQ, one of the two other surveys did not detect significant differences in sleepiness between adolescent controls and those with OSA, while the second survey did not detect differences between primary snorers and controls.

  • The CASQ was associated with objective measures derived from the polysomnograms, or a sleep test.

The CASQ shows promise as a valid measure of daytime sleepiness in adolescents, said Dr. Spilsbury, who added that future research should examine the association between the CASQ and additional objective measures of sleepiness and sleep duration, as well as the inclusion of participants with greater social and ethnic diversity and those with other sleep disorders or problems.

Administering the CASQ to groups of adolescents with other known sleep disorders would provide additional information about clinically significant score cut-off points. Having a brief, valid and inexpensive measure of daytime sleepiness at their disposal would enable clinicians to avoid the more costly and burdensome multiple sleep latency test. Such an instrument could also be used as a simple, inexpensive way to monitor patient responses to treatment for sleep problems or disorders, added Dr. Spilsbury.


'/>"/>

Contact: Jim Arcuri
jarcuri@aasmnet.org
708-492-0930
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Researchers Scale to assess the Severity of Epilepsy in Kids
2. Assessment for hearing aid implants in the process
3. Time to re-assess lung donation concept
4. Nurses competing with junior doctors in some assessments
5. Assessing Prostate Cancer Risk
6. Scientists Developed Cheap Way To Assess Sleep
7. Risk of colon cancer to be assessed by simple blood test
8. Scorecard to help in diabetic risk assessment of the Indian Population
9. Scorecard to help in diabetic risk assessment of the Indian Population
10. New technique to assess risk of fracture
11. Ofcom To Assess The Bedside Call Charges
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/9/2016)... Ohio (PRWEB) , ... December 09, 2016 , ... ... of miniature, folded, pharmaceutical inserts and outserts. As a means of expanding ... This addition will enable Flottman to individually code professional inserts (PIs) and patient ...
(Date:12/9/2016)... ... , ... Mediaplanet today announces distribution of the latest edition of “Transplants,” a ... as an organ donor for the 123,000 people in the United States who are ... up to 8 saves through organ donation and enhance many others through tissue donation, ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... The West ... January 1, 2017. The name change aligns the entire company with its ... health care quality. , “We are very proud of the achievements associated with ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... ... a Property owned by an affiliate of Seavest, has won a prestigious national ... Southern Chester County ambulatory care center (ACC) was named “Best New Development, MOBs ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Premier Fitness Camp (PFC) and The Chopra Center for Wellbeing ... wellness program, at their world headquarters of Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in ... anyone seeking weight loss, personal development, a healthy lifestyle, or mental and physical healing. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/9/2016)... -- RxWiki Inc., a digital health company that powers the ... of pharmacies through its Digital Pharmacist SaaS platform, today ... on Fire" Award in the Health and Life Sciences ... award as one of Austin,s fastest growing companies," said ... "Our platform gives independent retail pharmacies the digital tools ...
(Date:12/9/2016)... Bermuda , Dec. 9, 2016  Axovant ... leading clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the treatment ... the data from a Phase 2b trial evaluating ... care donepezil, compared with donepezil plus placebo in ... that the addition of intepirdine to treatment was ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... Australia Ophthalmic Lasers Market Outlook to 2022 Summary ... to 2022", provides key market data on the Australia ... of US dollars, volume (in units) and average prices ... and YAG Lasers. The report also provides company ... market segements, and global corporate-level profiles of the key ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: