Sleep Related Questionnaires

Munich Chronotype Questionnaire (MCTQ)

Name of questionnaire Munich Chronotype Questionnaire (MCTQ)
Type of questionnaire-description Self-rated scale to assess individual phase of entrainment on work and work-free days, developed in ages 6 to > 65 years ; tool to collect primary sleep times, such as bed- and rise-times, plus the clock time of becoming fully awake as well as sleep latency and inertia, in addition to other time points and  rate themselves as one of the seven chronotypes
Number of items 13
Number of domains/categories 4
Name of categories/domains   work schedule, work day sleep schedule, free day sleep schedule, daylight exposure
Scaling of items 0-6 on some of the items (extreme early to extreme late chronotype)
Scoring available: with permission or free Information not available
Scoring test-retest reliability Not available
Scoring Internal consistency Not available
Validity Yes, sleep logs; objective measures of activity and rest (sleep-logs and actimetry), and physiological parameters; correlates with MEQ
Language German 
Translations in other languages (if yes, then list the languages) English, Dutch, French, Brazilian, Spanish 
Developer name Dr Till Roenneberg, et al
Developer contact information Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Institute of Medical Psychology
Goethestrasse 31/ I
80336 München
Availability of questionnaire: needs permission from developer, cost or freely available Use with permission
References (original publication) Roenneberg T, Wirz-Justice A, Merrow M.Life between clocks: daily temporal patterns of human chronotypes. J Biol Rhythms. 2003 Feb;18(1):80-90.
Zavada A, Gordijn MC, Beersma DG, Daan S, Roenneberg T.Comparison of the Munich Chronotype Questionnaire with the Horne-Ostberg's Morningness-Eveningness Score. Chronobiol Int. 2005;22(2):267-78.
Limitations Test-retest reliability not published
Link to the questionnaire (if available)
Other comments Shift workers were excluded, completed between March and June in Germany and Switzerland.
Last Reviewed: June 2016