What is it about?

Assessing sleep in later life is crucial for diagnosing and handling sleep problems and their outcomes. Our research validates the Geriatric Sleep Questionnaire-6 items, an instrument specifically designed to assess the subjective sleep quality in old age.

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Why is it important?

The GSQ-6 is short and easy to understand, significantly facilitating screening with older adults. The GSQ-6 will be valuable for future studies regarding subjective sleep quality in old age. The GSQ-6 would also be helpful for the clinical practice with older adults.


Writing this article was a great joy as it has co-authors with whom I have had a long-standing collaboration and new ones with whom it was a delight to refresh research perspectives.

Prof. Helena Amaral Espírito Santo
Instituto Superior Miguel Torga

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This page is a summary of: Validation of the Geriatric Sleep Questionnaire, Sleep Medicine, October 2021, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.sleep.2021.10.022.
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