Consisting of 8 questions, the scale is designed as a brief measure for evaluating subjective experiences of daytime sleepiness in young students. While no time reference is specifically identified by the questionnaire, items query feelings of drowsiness in a variety of settings over the course of the day. The measure was initially designed to be used in research, but may also possess clinical and screening utility.
- Pediatric Daytime Sleepiness Scale (PDSS)
- Screening Utility
- Reference Time
- Young Students
- Sleep Medicine
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Representative Studies Using Scale
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Shahid, A., Wilkinson, K., Marcu, S., Shapiro, C.M. (2011). Pediatric Daytime Sleepiness Scale (PDSS). In: Shahid, A., Wilkinson, K., Marcu, S., Shapiro, C. (eds) STOP, THAT and One Hundred Other Sleep Scales. Springer, New York, NY. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-9893-4_61
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