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Epworth Sleepiness Scale , revised for children

Name of questionnaire Epworth Sleepiness Scale, revised for children
Type of questionnaire-description,age same questionnaire as adults epworth scale but question 8 modified
Number of items 8 items
Number of domains & categories 3
Name of categories/domains Daytime sleepiness, Propensity to fall asleep during daytime situations and daytime hyperactivity
Scaling of items 0-3
Scoring available: with permission or free Free
Scoring test-retest reliability Not available
Scoring Internal consistency Cronbach's alpha=0.75
Validity Although the modified ESS is used in children It has not been specifically validated in chidlren
Language English
Translations in other languages (if yes, then list the languages) Not applicable
Developer name Johns MW. A New method for measuring daytime sleepiness; the Epworth sleepiness scale. Sleep 1991;14:540-545
Developer contact information -
Availability of questionnaire: needs permission from developer, cost or freely available Freely available
Limitations Relies on parent
Link to the questionnaire (if available) Appendix of the reference given below
Other comments Short, very easy to complete; used by many paediatricians
References (including original publication) Johns MW. A New method for measuring daytime sleepiness; the Epworth sleepiness scale. Sleep 1991;14:540545 Moore M, Journal of Paediatric Psychology, 2009;34:1175-1183
Last Reviewed: June 2016