How likely are you to doze off or fall asleep in the following situations, in contrast to feeling just tired? This refers to your usual way of life in recent times. Even if. The Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS) is a questionnaire widely used in German [5], Chinese [6], [7], Japanese [8], Turkish [9], Italian [10], and Greek [11]. Dr Johns first developed the ESS for adults in and subsequently modified it slightly in He developed it so he could assess the ‘daytime sleepiness’ of.

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The ESS score ewporth sum of 8 item scores, can range from 0 to Johns, ; Sangal et al, ; Chervin, et al, Elsevier About ScienceDirect Remote access Shopping cart Contact and support Terms and conditions Privacy policy We use cookies to help provide and enhance our service and tailor content and ads. Link to the questionnaire if available http: AU – Dolso, P.

The ESS items were not selected from a list of related questions by principal components analysis, as is commonly done in the development of other questionnaires. In the usual format, each ESS item-score is recorded as one numberwritten in a box.

AU – Di Perri, R. The fairness of the Epworth Sleepiness Scale: Adults in Australia who have no evidence of a chronic sleep disorder including frequent snoring had a mean ESS score of 4.

In the latter investigations there has been one dominant factor, as well as one or two minor factors with Eigenvalues not much above 1. The American Thoracic Society improves global italoano by advancing research, patient care, and public epsorth in pulmonary disease, critical illness, and sleep disorders. The ESS is a self-administered questionnaire with 8 questions.

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Epworth sleepiness scale in obstructive sleep disordered breathing: External Criterion Validity of the ESS Strong evidence for the external criterion validity of the ESS has come from investigations of the sensitivity and specificity of ESS scores for distinguishing epwoth patients from normal controls, who have very different ASPs by definition Parkes et al, ; Johns, b.

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AU – Ferrillo, F. It is recommended that these scores be taken at face value.

Questions included in the ESS The particular questions included in the ESS were chosen on a priori grounds to represent activities with a wide range of different somnificities. Sledpiness external criterion validity of the ESS has also been tested by examining the relationship between ESS scores and the severity of obstructive sleep apnea, measured by the apnea-hypopnea index AHI.

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Nor is it suitable for measuring rapid changes in sleep propensity over periods of hours, eg. It also investigated whether the normal range of ESS scores of healthy people in different cultures are similar. However, more evidence is needed to be sure that a similar reference range applies to other populations. AU – Miano, S. By continuing you agree to the use of cookies.


Italian version of the Epworth sleepiness scale: external validity. – PubMed – NCBI

The psychometric properties of the ESS have been investigated widely. The relative somnificities of ESS activities are similar in different diagnostic groups and populations, regardless of their levels of ASP and the presence or absence of sleep disorders Johns, The Epworth Sleepiness Scale ESS is a questionnaire widely used in developed countries to measure daytime sleepiness and diagnose sleep disorders.

AU – Ceschini, V. AU – Buzzi, G. Respondents are asked to rate, on a 4-point scaletheir usual chances of dozing off or falling asleep while engaged in eight different activities. Reliability and validity of a Norwegian version of the Epworth sleepiness scale.

The Epworth Sleepiness Scale: AU – Guazzelli, M.

Validation of the Arabic version of the Epworth Sleepiness Scale. AU – Nobili, L. AU – Misceo, S. Osteoporotic Fractures in Men Study.

Psychometric evaluation of the Epworth sleepiness scale in an obstetric population. AU – Plazzi, G. Excessive daytime sleepiness assessed by the Epworth Sleepiness Italiank and its association with health related quality of life: