Psychometric properties of a sleep questionnaire for use in individuals with intellectual disabilities

Title

Psychometric properties of a sleep questionnaire for use in individuals with intellectual disabilities

Creator

Maas A; Didden R; Korzilius H; Braam W; Collin P; Smits M G; Curfs L M G

Publisher

Research in Developmental Disabilities

Date

2011

Subject

sleep disturbance/disorders; Rett syndrome; cri-du-chat syndrome; Jacobsen syndrome; tool development; scale development

Description

We examined the psychometric properties of one part of the Sleep Questionnaire developed by Simonds and Parraga (SQ-SP; 1982), a questionnaire that is frequently used to explore sleep problems and behaviors related to sleep in individuals with intellectual disability (ID). The SQ-SP was completed for 345 individuals with ID (sleep clinic n = 146; control group n = 103; published studies n = 68; psychiatric clinic n = 28). Internal consistency was good (Cronbach's alpha = .80) and test-retest reliability for the total SQ-SP score was also good (Spearman's rank correlation = .83, p < .01). Convergent validity was adequate (r = .79, p < .001) and concurrent validity was satisfactory (r = .52, p < .001). Exploratory factor analysis suggested a 5-factor structure (Snoring. Daytime sleepiness, Complaints related to sleep, Sleep apnea and Anxiety related to sleep). Internal consistency of the five factors ranged from modest (Cronbach's alpha = .57) to good (Cronbach's alpha = .82). Confirmatory factor analysis corroborated the 5-factor structure. The Composite Sleep Index, the total SQ-SP score and the factor scores on Daytime Sleepiness and Complaints related to sleep were able to differentiate the control group from the sleep clinic group. The SQ-SP appears to be a reliable and valid tool in assessing sleep and different types of sleep disturbance in individuals with ID. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Citation

Maas A; Didden R; Korzilius H; Braam W; Collin P; Smits M G; Curfs L M G, “Psychometric properties of a sleep questionnaire for use in individuals with intellectual disabilities,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed August 3, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/16735.

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