Relationship between sleepiness and general health status.
One commonly used instrument for evaluating general health and functional status is the medical outcomes survey short form 36 (MOS).
Scores obtained from this instrument are known to vary with chronic diseases and depression.
However, the degree to which these health dimensions may be influenced by sleep quality or sleepiness is not well understood.
A cross-sectional study was performed on the association between general health status, as determined by the MOS, with sleepiness, assessed using a standardized questionnaire [the Epworth sleepiness scale (ESS) ] and the multiple sleep latency test (MSLT).
One hundred twenty-nine subjects (68 women), aged 25-65 years, without severe chronic medical or psychiatric illnesses, underwent an overnight sleep study, followed by an MSLT (consisting of a series of four attempts at napping at 2-hour intervals), and completed the MOS and the ESS.
The mean MSLT score was 11 ± 2 minutes, (range 2-20) and the mean ESS score was 10 ± 5 (range 0-24).
Scores for the MOS dimensions « general health perceptions », « energy/fatigue », and « role limitations due to emotional problems » were correlated significantly with ESS scores (r=-0.30, - 0.41, and - 0.30, respectively ; p values were all<0.001).
The MSLT was also significantly correlated with « energy/fatigue » (r=-0.19 ; p<0.05). (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Somnolence, Trouble sommeil, Santé, Questionnaire, Vigilance, Epidémiologie, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Somnolence, Sleep disorder, Health, Questionnaire, Vigilance, Epidemiology, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0463541
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 10/04/1997.