The assessment of insomnia

Richard R. Bootzin, Mindy Engle-Friedman

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Different methods for assessing insomnia are evaluated. The methods discussed include sleep questionnaires, daily sleep diaries, observers at home and in institutional settings, motility, awakening thresholds, polysomnography, and mood and performance measures taken the next day. Both theoretical issues and practical concerns related to the assessment of insomnia are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)107-126
Number of pages20
JournalBehavioral Assessment
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1981
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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