Munich Chronotype Questionnaire (MCTQ)

  • Azmeh Shahid
  • Kate Wilkinson
  • Shai Marcu
  • Colin M. Shapiro
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Abstract

The instrument was developed in order to assess individuals’ chronotypes – diurnal preferences that manifest in personal sleep-wake rhythms. Consisting of 19 questions, the scale examines wake and sleep schedules (on both work and free days), energy levels throughout the day, sleep latency and inertia, and exposure to daylight.

References

  1. 1.
    Zavada, A., Gordijn, M. C., Beersma, D. G., Daan, S., & Roenneberg, T. (2005). Comparison of the Munich Chronotype Questionnaire with the Horne-Ostberg’s Morningness-Eveningness Score. Chronobiology International, 22(2), 267–278.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    Roenneberg, T, Wirz-Justice, A., Merrow, M. Life between clocks: daily temporal patterns of human chronotypes. J Biol Rhythms 2003;18(1):80–90.Google Scholar

Representative Studies Using Scale

  1. Kantermann, T., Juda, M., Merrow, M., & Roenneberg, T. (2007). The human circadian clock’s seasonal adjustment is disrupted by daylight saving time. Current Biology, 17(22), 1996–2000.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Azmeh Shahid
    • 1
  • Kate Wilkinson
    • 1
  • Shai Marcu
    • 2
  • Colin M. Shapiro
    • 3
  1. 1.University of Toronto The Youthdale Child and Adolescent Sleep CentreTorontoCanada
  2. 2.University of Toronto The Youthdale Child and Adolescent Sleep CentreTorontoCanada
  3. 3.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Toronto The Youthdale Child and Adolescent Sleep CentreTorontoCanada

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