Sleep Measures

Published in: Measuring Functioning and Well-Being: The Medical Outcomes Study Approach / edited by Anita L. Stewart and John E. Ware, Jr., (Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 1992), Chapter 14, p. 235-259

Posted on RAND.org on January 01, 1992

by Ron D. Hays, Anita Stewart

Sleep is defined as a suspension of normal waking consciousness that involves a diminished capacity for interaction with one's environment. The basic strategy in developing the MOS measures of sleep was to build a set of measures conforming to eight theoretical dimensions reflective of health status (initiation and maintenance of sleep, quantity and perceived adequacy, somnolence, respiratory impairments, sleep regularity, and use of sleep medications).

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