Cataplexy Emotional Trigger Questionnaire (CETQ)
The CETQ was designed by Moore and colleagues  to be a very brief measure of cataplexy. The 55-item scale was inspired by the observation that self-reported muscle weakness during laughter, anger, and joking is the best method for identifying individuals with cataplexy . Respondents are asked a single screening question regarding muscle weakness during laughter. If such a symptom is present, several follow-up questions are posed regarding physical symptoms (slurring of speech, trouble hearing, and location of symptoms).
- 1.Moore, W. R., Silber, M. H., Decker, P. A., Heim-Penokie, R. N., Sikkink, V. K., Slocumb, N., Richardson, J. W., & Krahn, L. E. (2007). Cataplexy emotional trigger questionnaire (CETQ) – a brief patient screen to identify cataplexy in patients with narcolepsy. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 3(1), 37–40.PubMedGoogle Scholar
Representative Studies Using Scale
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