Publication on assessing sleep problems and daytime functioning

Updated: Nov 16, 2021

In this latest publication, my colleagues and I developed a parsimonious measure of sleep problems and daytime functioning for non-clinical applications. We developed this scale based on the Athens Insomnia Scale, and through careful scale testing and a multi-stage translation process from English to German. Our exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses suggest a two-dimensional structure with “sleep problems” and “daytime functioning” as subscales, with the power to predict emerging sleep disorders while discriminating between people with and without sleep disorders. This short, 7-item scale is suitable for self-administration, making it useful for measuring sleep problems and daytime functioning efficiently and reliably, especially in large population studies. [Link to the paper]