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Sleep Timing Questionnaire (STQ)

  • Azmeh ShahidEmail author
  • Kate Wilkinson
  • Shai Marcu
  • Colin M. Shapiro
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Abstract

The STQ was created in order to obtain an accurate sketch of an individual’s typical sleep schedule, allowing sleep technicians to tailor the timing of polysomnographic studies to the pati­ent’s specific needs and habits. The questionnaire is meant to function as an alternative to the more time-consuming sleep diary format. Consisting of 18 items, the STQ queries a variety of issues, including preferences for bed and waking times, frequency and length of night awakenings, and stability of sleep schedules.

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Representative Studies Using Scale

  1. Klei, L., Reitz, P., Miller, M., Wood, J., Maendel, S., Gross, D., et al. (2005). Heritability of morningness-eveningness and self-report sleep measures in a family-based sample of 521 Hutterites. Chronobiology International, 22(6), 1041–1054.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Azmeh Shahid
    • 1
    Email author
  • 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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