The Glasgow sleep impact index: a patient generated measure for capturing sleep-related quality of life

SD Kyle, CA Espie, K Morgan, L Fleming

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Historically, outcome studies in insomnia research have tended to focus on night-time sleep parameters. Only recently has there been emphasis on assessing aspects of functioning and health-related quality of life. Interestingly, there are mixed findings concerning whether improvements in sleep are actually accompanied by improvements in daily functioning. One potential reason for this is that current measurement techniques (predominantly pre-determined generic scale methods) may not be sensitive enough to fully capture the impact of insomnia. We
report here the development of a new measure, the Glasgow Sleep Impact Index (GSII), which takes a more idiographic approach to assessing sleep-related quality of life.
Original languageEnglish
Article number0850
Pages (from-to)A277-A278
Number of pages2
Issue numberAbstract Supplement
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventSLEEP 2009: 23rd Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, LLC - Seattle, United States
Duration: 6 Jun 20099 Jun 2009

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