It measures the daytime sleepiness of patients. The ESS is a self-administered questionnaire with 8 questions. Respondents are asked to rate, on a 4-point scale (0-3), their usual chances of dozing off or falling asleep while engaged in eight different activities.The ESS score (the sum of 8 item scores, 0-3) can range from 0 to 24. The higher the ESS score, the higher that person’s average sleep propensity in daily life (ASP), or their ‘daytime sleepiness’.
Year: 1991 Authors: Johns et al Disease: Obesity Outcome: Sleep Quality
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Measure: Sleep Quality
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Number of RCTs that used this tool (in our study): 1
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Scale: Lower scores are better, scores range 0-24 Reference: Johns, M. W. (1991). A new method for measuring daytime sleepiness: the Epworth sleepiness scale. sleep, 14(6), 540-545.
Target population: General population Focus Generic Translations available: Yes Original version validated: Yes Original language: English Form of delivery: Self-reported Licence needed: Yes 10.1093/sleep/14.6.540