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Tayside Children's Sleep Questionnaire (TCSQ)
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Exploratory: Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)-Pediatric (ages 1 to 5).
Short Description of Instrument
This questionnaire assesses the issues of initiating and maintaining sleep for children between the ages of 1 and 5.
This is a revised subscale of the Sleep Disturbance Scale for Children (Bruni et al, 1996).
Parent-reported questionnaire.
Strengths/Weaknesses: There is some evidence supporting the psychometric properties of the Tayside Children's Sleep Questionnaire to assess disorders of initiating and maintaining sleep. More evidence supporting the psychometric properties in pediatric SCI is warranted.
Key reference:
McGreavey JA, Donnan PT, Pagliari HC, Sullivan FM. The Tayside children's sleep questionnaire: a simple tool to evaluate sleep problems in young children. Child Care Health Dev. 2005 Sep;31(5):539-544.
Other references:
Bruni O, Ottaviano S, Guidetti V, Romoli M, Innocenzi M, Cortesi F, Giannotti F. The Sleep Disturbance Scale for Children (SDSC). Construction and validation of an instrument to evaluate sleep disturbances in childhood and adolescence. J Sleep Res. 1996;5(4):251-261.
Shahid A, Wilkinson K, Marcu S, Shapiro CM. (2012). Tayside Children's Sleep Questionnaire (TCSQ). In Shahid A, Wilkinson K, Marcu S, Shapiro CM (Eds.), STOP, THAT and One Hundred Other Sleep Scales (pp. 385-386). New York: Springer.
Spruyt K, Gozal D. Pediatric sleep questionnaires as diagnostic or epidemiological tools: a review of currently available instruments. Sleep Med Rev. 2011;15(1):19-32.


Document last updated June 2020