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. 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]. The Epworth Sleepiness Scale: translation and validation study of the Iranian version. Italian version of the Epworth sleepiness scale: external validity. Neurol.

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Within the context of a multicentric national study on narcolepsy Gruppo Italiano Narcolessia Studio Epidemiologico Nazionale, GINSEN involving 17 Italian sleep centres, we compared the two diagnostic tests on 91 prospectively recruited subjects with suspected EDS 34 with narcolepsy, 16 with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, 19 with idiopathic hypersomnia, and 22 with other sleep, neurologic or psychiatric disorders.

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The version of the ESS is the standard version that can be used by most adults. Skip to search form Skip itxliano main content. Validation of symptoms related to excessive daytime sleepiness. That is the same as the range defined by the 2. AU – Gigli, G.

About the ESS-CHAD – Epworth Sleepiness Scale

However, it should not be assumed that sleep disordered breathing is the only factor affecting ESS scores. Even if one question was not answered, their ESS score was not e;worth because it was not possible to interpolate item-scores. Validation of a Chinese version of the Epworth sleepiness scale.


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AU – Fassari, V. We might conclude that such relationships are of limited use for testing the validity of any method for measuring daytime sleepiness, whether subjective or objective. 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.

Rasch analysis of ESS item-scores has enabled differences sleepinwss the items to be assessed at the same time as differences between people, based on Item Response Theory. Konrad E BlochO. All ESS item-scores are intended to be integers AU – Costa, C.

AU – Barbato, A. Gender and age have little effect on ESS scores among adults, but ethnicity does. Psychometric evaluation of the Epworth sleepiness scale in an obstetric population.

Evaluation of the measurement properties of the Epworth sleepiness scale: Link to citation list in Scopus. 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. The particular questions included in the ESS were chosen on a priori grounds to represent activities with a wide range of different somnificities.

The ESS is not a check-list for identifying those situations in which the respondent most frequently dozes during the day. German version of the Epworth Sleepiness Scale. Link to the questionnaire if available http: It is very cheap and easy to use for individuals and large groups. Neurological Sciences23 6 The ESS is not suitable for use among people with serious cognitive impairment.


Italian version of the Epworth sleepiness scale: external validity.

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References Publications referenced by this paper. Lung Disease Week AU – Savarese, M. A new method for measuring daytime sleepiness: AU – Buzzi, G. Topics Discussed in This Paper. It has been shown repeatedly that this is not a close relationship, statistically significant in some but not all reports eg. BenbadisEd MaschaMichael C. Validation of the Urdu version of the Epworth Sleepiness Itwliano.

About the ESS – Epworth Sleepiness Scale

Plasmatic oxidative stress biomarkers in multiple sclerosis: J Epidemiol Glob Health. AU – Ferrillo, F. Nor is it suitable for measuring rapid changes in sleep propensity over periods of hours, eg. It was a deliberate decision not to specify this recall period more accurately.

Reliability and validity studies of the Turkish version of the Epworth Sleepiness Scale. Neurological SciencesVol.

AU – Cosentino, F. Sleep Wake Disorders Search for additional papers on this topic. German version of the Epworth Sleepiness Scale.