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Quebec Sleep Questionnaire (QSQ)

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

The QSQ is a 32-item scale designed to assess health-related quality of life in patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). The ­instrument evaluates the impact of apnea in five ­different domains: hypersomnolence, daytime symptoms, nighttime symptoms, emotions, and social interactions. Developers Lacasse and colleagues [1] created the questionnaire for use in clinical trials as a method for evaluating treatment-induced changes. It was originally developed and validated in French (French-Canadian). This English version was provided by the authors, which they obtained from a translation/back-translation process.

Reference

  1. 1.
    Lacasse, Y., Bureau, M-P, Sériès, F. (2004). A new standardised and self-administered quality of life questionnaire specific to obstructive sleep apnoea. Thorax, 59, 494–499.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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