Measurement of subjective sleep characteristics of adult insomniacs

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Title:
Measurement of subjective sleep characteristics of adult insomniacs
Author:
Epstein, Dana Robin
Issue Date:
1988
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This study had two purposes: (1) to examine the reliability and validity of the Verran and Snyder-Halpern (VSH) Sleep Scale in measuring the subjective sleep characteristics of nonhospitalized adult insomniacs, and (2) to explore the 16 characteristics of sleep quality examined by the scale as they relate to insomnia. In addition, a comparison of previously established norms in a healthy group of sleepers was made with the insomniac sample. The study utilized a descriptive design. The sample consisted of 33 adult insomniacs. Each participant completed the scale on three consecutive routine or workday mornings. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to evaluate the data. The VSH Sleep Scale evidenced adequate reliability and construct validity. Significant differences existed between the insomniacs and the healthy group on all but one sleep characteristic. The factors specified in the VSH Sleep Scale taxonomy remained essentially the same in the insomniac sample.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Insomniacs.; Insomnia -- Research.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Nursing
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Verran, Joyce A.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleMeasurement of subjective sleep characteristics of adult insomniacsen_US
dc.creatorEpstein, Dana Robinen_US
dc.contributor.authorEpstein, Dana Robinen_US
dc.date.issued1988en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study had two purposes: (1) to examine the reliability and validity of the Verran and Snyder-Halpern (VSH) Sleep Scale in measuring the subjective sleep characteristics of nonhospitalized adult insomniacs, and (2) to explore the 16 characteristics of sleep quality examined by the scale as they relate to insomnia. In addition, a comparison of previously established norms in a healthy group of sleepers was made with the insomniac sample. The study utilized a descriptive design. The sample consisted of 33 adult insomniacs. Each participant completed the scale on three consecutive routine or workday mornings. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to evaluate the data. The VSH Sleep Scale evidenced adequate reliability and construct validity. Significant differences existed between the insomniacs and the healthy group on all but one sleep characteristic. The factors specified in the VSH Sleep Scale taxonomy remained essentially the same in the insomniac sample.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectInsomniacs.en_US
dc.subjectInsomnia -- Research.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineNursingen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorVerran, Joyce A.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1333590en_US
dc.identifier.oclc20383029en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b16990420en_US
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