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Salud & Sociedad: investigaciones en psicologia de la salud y psicologia social

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PENA, Mauricio Ernesto España  and  AGUDELO, Hernán Andrés Marín. Colombian validation of Pediatric Sleepiness Scale (EPS-VC) and Cleveland Sleepiness Questionnaire for Adolescents (CCSA-VC). Salud & Sociedad [online]. 2012, vol.3, n.3, pp.265-280. ISSN 0718-7475.

Objectives. The purpose of this study is to establish the psychometric characteristics of the population of the municipality of Sabaneta, Colombia, using the Pediatric Sleepiness Scale and the Cleveland Sleepiness Questionnaire for Adolescents. Design. Cross-sectional descriptive study in a population of school children was used. Neither pathological population nor clinical evaluation is included in this study. Instruments. The instruments used were the Cleveland Adolescent Sleepiness Questionnaire, Colombian version, the Children's Depression Inventory, the ADHS, and sleepiness and the sleep-disordered breathing sub-scales of the Colombian version of the PSQ. Procedures performed were reliability coefficient, factor analysis, inter-item and inter-scale correlation, linear regression and test-retest, which indicates inter-concordance index evaluators. Participants. The population surveyed consisted of 324 children and adolescents enrolled in public and private schools in the municipality of Sabaneta Antioquia, Columbia. Results. The Pediatric Sleepiness scale yields a Kappa index of 0.927. The overall score of the Cleveland Adolescent Sleepiness Questionnaire yields a Kappa index of 0.867. In the EPS-VC Cronbach's alpha of 0.734, the correlations of each item with the total score of the scale are both positive and significant (P <0.01). The total variance explained by the described test points to 59.9%. The CCSA obtained a Cronbach's alpha of 0.759, showing significant correlations (p <0.01). Total explained variance for this test is 56.9%. Conclusions. Both instruments have characteristics generally appropriate content validity, criterion and construct, making their use in the Colombian population appropriate.

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