Resources for the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment based
Proactive and Personalised Primary Care of the Elderly
pictorial Epworth Sleepiness Scale
Purpose : Pictorial measure of a subject's usual level of daytime sleepiness or average sleep propensity.
The pESS asks people to rate their usual chances of dozing off or falling asleep in 8 different situations or activities that most people engage in as part of their daily lives, although not necessarily every day.
Admin time : 5 min.
User Friendly : High
Administered by : self or GP
Content : The client self-rates on how likely it is that he/she would doze in eight different situations. Scoring of the answers is 0-3, with 0 being “would never doze” and 3 being “high chance of dozing”. A sum of 10 or more from the eight individual scores reflects above normal daytime sleepiness and need for further evaluation.
In general ESS scores can be interpreted as follows:
0-5 Lower Normal Daytime Sleepiness
6-10 Higher Normal Daytime Sleepiness
11-12 Mild Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
13-15 Moderate Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
16-24 Severe Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
Author : Ghiassi R, 2011 access
Copyright : © 2011, BMJ Publishing Group Ltd. & British Thoracic Society
Permission to use (where not already granted under a licence) is required.
This Tool is used in Sleep Disorders
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Sleep Disorders is one of 4 Geriatric Syndromes
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