Title page for ETD etd-07122006-200229

Type of Document Dissertation
Author Dixon, Dennis R
Author's Email Address ddixon4@lsu.edu
URN etd-07122006-200229
Title The Sleep Problems Inventory: A Measure for the Assessment of Sleep Problems in Adults with Intellectual Disabilities
Degree Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Department Psychology
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Johnny L. Matson Committee Chair
Alan Baumeister Committee Member
Amy Copeland Committee Member
George Noell Committee Member
Sarah Pierce Dean's Representative
  • mental retardation
  • sleep problems
  • assessment
Date of Defense 2006-06-23
Availability unrestricted
Sleep problems can have a broad impact across the day-to-day functioning of an individual. Persons with intellectual disabilities are at a particular risk for developing sleep problems, with prevalence estimates much higher than is found in the general population. Nonetheless, the assessment of sleep problems in persons with intellectual disabilities has been widely overlooked. The Sleep Problems Inventory (SLEEPY) was created to measure various factors related to sleep problems in persons with intellectual disabilities. The present study represents the first steps in establishing the reliability and validity of the SLEEPY in adults with intellectual disabilities.
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