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Daytime sleepiness is characterized by an increased likelihood of falling asleep and adversely impacts youth’s academic performance, behavior, and mood. The National Sleep Foundation Sur­vey (2006) found almost 50% of youth sleep 1 to 2 hours less than the recommended 9 hours per night and 60% report daytime sleepiness. The Pediatric Daytime Sleepiness Scale (PDSS; Drake et al., 2003) is a self-report questionnaire used to evaluate the likelihood of youth falling asleep in various everyday situations. The original PDSS was developed with an English-speaking American sample (Mage=11.8; SD=.6 years), and the measure was thought to assess a uni-dimensional construct: day­time sleepiness. The PDSS has previously been translated into a Spanish version for an Argentinean sample (Mage=13.3; SD=1.5 years).


Jarrin, D.C., McGrath, J.J., Drake, C.L., Bukowski, W.M., O’Loughlin, J., & Santo, J.B. (2009). The Reliability of the Factor Structure of the Pediatric Daytime Sleepiness Scale in both a Spanish-Colombian and French-Canadian version. SLEEP, Vol. 26, Abstract Supplement: 32, 401. © 2009 Associated Professional Sleep Societies, LLC.

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