How likely are you to doze off or fall asleep in the following situations, in contrast to feeling just tired? This refers to your usual way of life in recent times. Even if. The Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS) is a questionnaire widely used in German [5], Chinese [6], [7], Japanese [8], Turkish [9], Italian [10], and Greek [11]. Dr Johns first developed the ESS for adults in and subsequently modified it slightly in He developed it so he could assess the ‘daytime sleepiness’ of.

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J Epidemiol Glob Health. However, it should not be assumed that sleep disordered breathing is the only factor affecting ESS scores.

AU – Palagini, L. AU – Zanotta, N. AU – Xcale, E. AU – Plazzi, G. The test-retest reliability of ESS scores measured over a few weeks to a few months has been tested by the intraclass correlation coefficient which has varied between 0.

American Thoracic Society – Epworth Sleepines Scale (ESS)

The questionnaire takes no more than 2 or 3 minutes to answer. Questions included in the ESS The particular questions included in the ESS were chosen on a priori grounds to represent activities with a wide range of different somnificities.

Psychometric soeepiness of the Epworth sleepiness scale in an obstetric population. We might conclude that such relationships are of limited use for testing the validity of any method for measuring daytime sleepiness, whether subjective or objective. AU – Pompei, Sleepinesz.

Italian version of the Epworth sleepiness scale: Link to the questionnaire if available http: AU – Antonini, G. AU – Gigli, G.

AU – Barbato, A. It is available in many different languages as authorized translations. Measure of general level of sleepiness. External validity ‘ Neurological Sciencesvol.

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However, some people cannot decide on one number and report half-values. Other causes, including depression, are also important. AU – Sancisi, E. Aleepiness Statement Term of Use. Nor does it measure how often, or for how long, the respondent sleeps during the day.

Nor is it suitable for measuring rapid changes in sleep propensity over periods of hours, eg. Dr Johns first developed the ESS for adults in epwoth subsequently modified it slightly in AU – Puca, F. AU – Spaggiari, C. The Epworth Sleepiness Scale ESS is a questionnaire widely used in developed countries to measure daytime sleepiness and diagnose sleepineds disorders.

AU – Panicucci, P. AU – Ferrillo, F. Their relative somnificities were later confirmed by analysis of variance Johns, and also by Rasch analysis Hagell et al ; Izci et al, ; Sargento, et al, AU – Indice, A. The Epworth Sleepiness Scale: In the usual format, each ESS item-score is recorded as sale numberwritten in a box.

The ESS scores derived from interviews, whether by phone or personally, may be valid, but that needs confirmation. There may be circumstances in which this recall period needs to be specified more accurately. A new method for measuring daytime sleepiness: The test—retest intra-class correlation coefficient ICC shows that the test—retest reliability was substantially high: AU – Ceschini, V. The relative somnificities of ESS activities are similar in different diagnostic groups and populations, sleepineess of their levels of ASP and the presence or absence of sleep disorders Johns, He named the questionnaire after Epworth Hospital in Melbourne, where he established the Epworth Sleep Centre in Osteoporotic Sccale in Men Study.

Johns, ; Sargento et al, See sample copy below.

Epworth Sleepiness Scale Test

A new suggestion for the Epworth Sleepiness Scale in obstructive sleep apnea. However, more evidence is needed to be sure that a similar reference range applies to other populations. The ESS is not a check-list for identifying those situations in which the respondent most frequently dozes during the day.


The ESS score is highly variable when administered sequentially to a clinical population being evaluated for a potential sleep related breathing disorder.

Validation and modification of the Epworth Sleepiness Scale in Peruvian population. Rasch analysis of ESS item-scores has enabled differences between the items to be assessed at the same time as differences between people, based on Item Response Theory.

With this exhortation, nearly everyone answered all questions. Even if one question was not answered, their ESS score was not valid because it was not possible to interpolate item-scores.

Almost all patients suffering from narcolepsy have severe or moderate EDS by these ESS criteria, as expected Parkes et al, ; Johns, ; van der Heide et al, Elsevier About ScienceDirect Remote access Shopping cart Contact and support Terms and conditions Privacy policy We use cookies to help provide and enhance our service and scalee content and ads. Within the context of a multicentric national study on narcolepsy Gruppo Italiano Narcolessia Studio Epidemiologico Nazionale, GINSEN involving 17 Italian sleep centres, we compared the two diagnostic tests on 91 prospectively recruited subjects with suspected EDS 34 with narcolepsy, 16 with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, 19 with idiopathic hypersomnia, and scaale with other sleep, neurologic or psychiatric disorders.