Validation of the French version of the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index Addendum for posttraumatic stress disorder
Levy, Pierre P.
de Fouchier, Capucine
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CitationAit-Aoudia, Malik, Pierre P. Levy, Eric Bui, Salvatore Insana, Capucine de Fouchier, Anne Germain, and Louis Jehel. 2013. “Validation of the French version of the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index Addendum for posttraumatic stress disorder.” European Journal of Psychotraumatology 4 (1): 10.3402/ejpt.v4i0.19298. doi:10.3402/ejpt.v4i0.19298. http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/ejpt.v4i0.19298.
AbstractBackground: Sleep disturbances are one of the main complaints of patients with trauma-related disorders. The original Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index Addendum for PTSD (PSQI-A) is self-report instrument developed to evaluate posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)-specific sleep disturbances in trauma-exposed individuals. However, to date, the PSQI-A has not yet been translated nor validated in French. Objective: The present study aims to: a) translate the PSQI-A into French, and b) examine its psychometric properties. Method Seventy-three adult patients (mean age=40.3 [SD=15.0], 75% females) evaluated in a specialized psychotraumatology unit completed the French versions of the PSQI-A, Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS), and Impact Event Scale-Revised (IES-R). Results: The French version of the PSQI-A showed satisfactory internal consistency, inter-item correlations, item correlations with the total score, convergent validity with PTSD and anxiety measures, and divergent validity with a depression measure. Conclusion: Our findings support the use of the French version of the PSQI-A for both clinical care and research. The French version of the PSQI-A is an important addition to the currently available instruments that can be used to examine trauma-related sleep disturbances among French-speaking individuals.
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