General Sleep Disturbance Scale: Translation, cultural adaptation, and psychometric properties of the Italian version

Giovanni Galeoto, Alessia Scialpi, Maria Letizia Grassi, Anna Berardi, Donatella Valente, Marco Tofani, Marco Paoloni

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

Objective: The aim of this study was to translate, culturally adapt, and test the psychometric characteristics of the General Sleep Disturbance Scale (GSDS) and to detect and explore the presence of sleep disorders in the healthy Italian population. Methods: Reliability was assessed through Cronbach's alpha and intraclass correlation coefficient; concurrent validity was assessed with the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI). Results: The scale was administered to 426 subjects recruited all over Italy. The Italian GSDS was found to have good internal consistency (Cronbach's α was 0.77) and a good test-retest reliability (ICC of 0.78). The optimal cut-off point for the GSDS-IT was 38.5. Conclusion: The GSDS-IT is a valid and reliable tool, which can be completed in less than five minutes and is a noninvasive method for measuring sleep disturbances consistent with the DSM-V insomnia criteria, during a past week.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalCranio - Journal of Craniomandibular Practice
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - Jun 11 2019

Fingerprint

Psychometrics
Sleep
Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders
Reproducibility of Results
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
Italy
Population

Cite this

General Sleep Disturbance Scale : Translation, cultural adaptation, and psychometric properties of the Italian version. / Galeoto, Giovanni; Scialpi, Alessia; Grassi, Maria Letizia; Berardi, Anna; Valente, Donatella; Tofani, Marco; Paoloni, Marco.

In: Cranio - Journal of Craniomandibular Practice, 11.06.2019, p. 1-9.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Galeoto, Giovanni ; Scialpi, Alessia ; Grassi, Maria Letizia ; Berardi, Anna ; Valente, Donatella ; Tofani, Marco ; Paoloni, Marco. / General Sleep Disturbance Scale : Translation, cultural adaptation, and psychometric properties of the Italian version. In: Cranio - Journal of Craniomandibular Practice. 2019 ; pp. 1-9.
@article{63ca81e871cf407ea29ac003e2046877,
title = "General Sleep Disturbance Scale: Translation, cultural adaptation, and psychometric properties of the Italian version",
abstract = "Objective: The aim of this study was to translate, culturally adapt, and test the psychometric characteristics of the General Sleep Disturbance Scale (GSDS) and to detect and explore the presence of sleep disorders in the healthy Italian population. Methods: Reliability was assessed through Cronbach's alpha and intraclass correlation coefficient; concurrent validity was assessed with the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI). Results: The scale was administered to 426 subjects recruited all over Italy. The Italian GSDS was found to have good internal consistency (Cronbach's α was 0.77) and a good test-retest reliability (ICC of 0.78). The optimal cut-off point for the GSDS-IT was 38.5. Conclusion: The GSDS-IT is a valid and reliable tool, which can be completed in less than five minutes and is a noninvasive method for measuring sleep disturbances consistent with the DSM-V insomnia criteria, during a past week.",
author = "Giovanni Galeoto and Alessia Scialpi and Grassi, {Maria Letizia} and Anna Berardi and Donatella Valente and Marco Tofani and Marco Paoloni",
year = "2019",
month = "6",
day = "11",
doi = "10.1080/08869634.2019.1627067",
language = "English",
pages = "1--9",
journal = "Cranio - Journal of Craniomandibular Practice",
issn = "0886-9634",
publisher = "Chroma, Inc.",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - General Sleep Disturbance Scale

T2 - Translation, cultural adaptation, and psychometric properties of the Italian version

AU - Galeoto, Giovanni

AU - Scialpi, Alessia

AU - Grassi, Maria Letizia

AU - Berardi, Anna

AU - Valente, Donatella

AU - Tofani, Marco

AU - Paoloni, Marco

PY - 2019/6/11

Y1 - 2019/6/11

N2 - Objective: The aim of this study was to translate, culturally adapt, and test the psychometric characteristics of the General Sleep Disturbance Scale (GSDS) and to detect and explore the presence of sleep disorders in the healthy Italian population. Methods: Reliability was assessed through Cronbach's alpha and intraclass correlation coefficient; concurrent validity was assessed with the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI). Results: The scale was administered to 426 subjects recruited all over Italy. The Italian GSDS was found to have good internal consistency (Cronbach's α was 0.77) and a good test-retest reliability (ICC of 0.78). The optimal cut-off point for the GSDS-IT was 38.5. Conclusion: The GSDS-IT is a valid and reliable tool, which can be completed in less than five minutes and is a noninvasive method for measuring sleep disturbances consistent with the DSM-V insomnia criteria, during a past week.

AB - Objective: The aim of this study was to translate, culturally adapt, and test the psychometric characteristics of the General Sleep Disturbance Scale (GSDS) and to detect and explore the presence of sleep disorders in the healthy Italian population. Methods: Reliability was assessed through Cronbach's alpha and intraclass correlation coefficient; concurrent validity was assessed with the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI). Results: The scale was administered to 426 subjects recruited all over Italy. The Italian GSDS was found to have good internal consistency (Cronbach's α was 0.77) and a good test-retest reliability (ICC of 0.78). The optimal cut-off point for the GSDS-IT was 38.5. Conclusion: The GSDS-IT is a valid and reliable tool, which can be completed in less than five minutes and is a noninvasive method for measuring sleep disturbances consistent with the DSM-V insomnia criteria, during a past week.

U2 - 10.1080/08869634.2019.1627067

DO - 10.1080/08869634.2019.1627067

M3 - Article

C2 - 31181984

SP - 1

EP - 9

JO - Cranio - Journal of Craniomandibular Practice

JF - Cranio - Journal of Craniomandibular Practice

SN - 0886-9634

ER -