The development of a questionnaire to assess sleep-related practices, beliefs, and attitudes

Behav Sleep Med. 2014 Mar 4;12(2):123-42. doi: 10.1080/15402002.2013.764530. Epub 2013 Mar 20.


There are no established questionnaires that evaluate habitual sleep practices in the context of beliefs and attitudes about sleep. This study describes an effort to develop and evaluate a questionnaire that assesses habitual sleep; behaviors associated with sleep and potential sleep problems; sleep hygiene; social and environmental determinants of sleep; beliefs and attitudes about sleep as it relates to health, safety, and functioning; and knowledge about sleep. A total of 124 participants completed the final questionnaire. Overall, the questionnaire and subscales demonstrated moderate internal consistency, and concurrent and divergent validity were demonstrated by comparing various subscales to existing measures. Future studies may utilize the descriptive data to determine the role of behavioral, social, and environmental determinants of healthy sleep.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Behavior
  • Environment
  • Fatigue
  • Female
  • Health
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice*
  • Human Activities
  • Humans
  • Hygiene
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Sleep Deprivation
  • Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders
  • Sleep* / physiology
  • Surveys and Questionnaires / standards*
  • Time Factors
  • Young Adult