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Validation of the Children's Sleep Habits Questionnaire in a sample of Greek children with allergic rhinitis.

ΤίτλοςValidation of the Children's Sleep Habits Questionnaire in a sample of Greek children with allergic rhinitis.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsMavroudi, A., Chrysochoou E-A., Boyle R. J., Trypsianis G., Xinias I., Cassimos D., Imvrios G., Katotomichelakis M., Karagiannidou A., Karantaglis N., Kourentas G., & Warner J. O.
JournalAllergol Immunopathol (Madr)
Volume46
Issue4
Pagination389-393
Date Published2018 Jul - Aug
ISSN1578-1267
Abstract

BACKGROUND: Obstructive respiratory disorders, such as allergic rhinitis and asthma may impair sleep quality. The aim of this study is to validate the Children's Sleep Habits Questionnaire (CSHQ) for Greek children from 6 to 14 years of age. No validated tool has been developed so far to assess sleep disturbances in Greek school-aged children.METHODS: We examined the reliability and validity of the CSHQ in a sample of children with allergic rhinitis (AR) and a non-clinical population of parents of these children as a proxy measure of children's AR quality of life (QoL) as evaluated by the Pediatric Allergic Rhinitis Quality of Life (PedARQoL) questionnaire.RESULTS: The CSHQ questionnaire Child's Form (CF) had a moderate internal consistency with a Cronbach's alpha 0.671 and Guttman split-half coefficient of 0.563 when correlated with the PedARQoL (CF). There was also a moderate intraclass correlation of ICC=0.505 between the responses to both questionnaires in the two visits. The CSHQ Parent's Form (PF) had a very good internal consistency with a Cronbach's alpha of 0.928 and Guttman split-half coefficient of 0.798. There was a high intraclass correlation of 0.643 between the responses in the two visits.CONCLUSIONS: The Greek version of the CSHQ CF, but particularly the PF has proved to be a very reliable clinical instrument, which can be used in clinical trials for assessing sleep quality in school-aged children with sleep disturbances because of obstructive airway disorders, such as AR.

DOI10.1016/j.aller.2017.09.016
Alternate JournalAllergol Immunopathol (Madr)
PubMed ID29338964

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