Module 9

Module 9 – The Sleep Disturbance Scale for Children

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The Sleep Disturbance Scale for Children (SDSC) is a 27-item inventory rated on a 5 point Likert-type scale. The instrument’s purpose is to categorize sleep disorders in children.
The Sleep Disturbance Scale for Children (ANGSleepDisturbance)
No Code Question Response
9.1.1 ANGSleepDisturbance1 How many hours of sleep does your child have per night? 1 – 9-11 hours;
2 – 8-9 hours;
3 – 7-8 hours;
4 – 5-7 hours;
5 – Less than 5 hours
9.1.2 ANGSleepDisturbance2 How long after going to bed does your child usually fall asleep? 1 – Less than 15 minutes
2 – 15-30 minutes
3 – 30-45 minutes
4 – 45-60 minutes
5 – More than 60 minutes
9.1.3 ANGSleepDisturbance3 Your child does not like going to bed 1 – Never
2 – Occasionally
3 – Sometimes
4 – Often
5 – Always
6 – Don’t know
9.1.4 ANGSleepDisturbance4 Your child has difficulty in getting to sleep at night As above
9.1.5 ANGSleepDisturbance5 Your child feels anxious or afraid when falling asleep As above
9.1.6 ANGSleepDisturbance6 Your child startles or jerks parts of the body while falling asleep As above
9.1.7 ANGSleepDisturbance7 Your child shows repetitive actions such as rocking or head banging while falling asleep As above
9.1.8 ANGSleepDisturbance8 Your child has very strange dreams while falling asleep As above
9.1.9 ANGSleepDisturbance9 Your child sweats a lot while falling asleep As above
9.1.10 ANGSleepDisturbance10 Your child wakes up more than twice per night As above
9.1.11 ANGSleepDisturbance11 After waking up in the night, your child has trouble falling asleep again As above
9.1.12 ANGSleepDisturbance12 Your child has twitching or jerking of the legs during sleep or often changes position during the night or kicks the covers off the bed As above
9.1.13 ANGSleepDisturbance13 Your child has trouble breathing during the night As above
9.1.14 ANGSleepDisturbance14 Your child gasps for breath or is unable to breathe during sleep As above
9.1.15 ANGSleepDisturbance15 Your child snores As above
9.1.16 ANGSleepDisturbance16 Your child sweats a lot during the night As above
9.1.17 ANGSleepDisturbance17 You have seen your child sleep walking As above
9.1.18 ANGSleepDisturbance18 You have seen your child verbalising in his/her sleep As above
9.1.19 ANGSleepDisturbance19 Your child grinds his/her teeth during sleep As above
9.1.20 ANGSleepDisturbance20 Your child sometimes wakes from sleep screaming or confused so that you cannot seem to get through to him/her, but has no memory of these events the next morning As above
9.1.21 ANGSleepDisturbance21 Your child has nightmares which he/she can’t remember the next day As above
9.1.22 ANGSleepDisturbance22 Your child is hard to wake up in the morning As above
9.1.23 ANGSleepDisturbance23 Your child wakes up in the morning feeling tired As above
9.1.24 ANGSleepDisturbance24 Your child sometimes feels unable to move when waking up in the morning As above
9.1.25 ANGSleepDisturbance25 Your child is tired during the day As above
9.1.26 ANGSleepDisturbance26 Your child falls asleep suddenly in unusual situations As above
9.1.27 ANGSleepDisturbance27 Disorders of initiating and maintaining sleep  Sum of items 1,2,3,4,5,10,11 Calculated
9.1.28 ANGSleepDisturbance28 Sleep Breathing Disorders Sum of items 13,14,15 Calculated
9.1.29 ANGSleepDisturbance29 Disorders of arousal Sum of items 17,20,21 Calculated
9.1.30 ANGSleepDisturbance30 Sleep-Wake Transition Disorders Sum of items 6,7,8,12,18,19 Calculated
9.1.31 ANGSleepDisturbance31 Disorders of excessive somnolence  Sum of items 22,23,24,25,26 Calculated
9.1.32 ANGSleepDisturbance32 Sleep Hyperhydrosis  Sum of items 9,16 Calculated
9.1.33 ANGSleepDisturbance33 Total score Sum of factor scores Calculated

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