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Translating the insomnia severity index into arabic.
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PMID:  21342424     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to translate the Insomnia Severity Index (ISI) into Arabic (Fusha dialect), and obtain preliminary reliability and validity estimates for the translated version. Background: Arabic populations experience sleep problems that interfere with their vitality and quality of life. The ISI was established to screen for insomnia in both clinical and research situations. Design: This study used a descriptive correlational design. The ISI was translated into Arabic using the back-translation method and compared with three other sleep measures: the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index, the Epworth Sleepiness Scale, and the Vitality Subscale from the Medical Outcomes Study Short Form-36. These measures were administered to 35 healthy Arabic bilingual participants from three community locations. Findings: The mean ISI score was 9.2 (SD= 5.8; range 0-20). Internal consistency reliability was 0.84. The correlations between the total ISI score and the single items ranged from 0.49 to 0.92 (p < .01). In terms of convergent validity, the total ISI score showed a strong positive correlation with the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index global score (r= 0.76, p < .001) and a moderate, negative correlation with vitality (r= -0.38, p=.026). Conclusions: The translated ISI demonstrated adequate reliability and validity. The translated ISI needs further testing in a larger sample of both clinical and healthy Arabic populations in their own countries. Clinical Relevance: Preliminary psychometric estimates show that the translated ISI is reliable and valid in this community-dwelling Arabic sample. The translated ISI allows for Arabic researchers to screen for insomnia and plan for future intervention studies.
Khaled H Suleiman; Bernice C Yates
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-01-04
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of nursing scholarship : an official publication of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing / Sigma Theta Tau     Volume:  43     ISSN:  1547-5069     ISO Abbreviation:  J Nurs Scholarsh     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-02-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100911591     Medline TA:  J Nurs Scholarsh     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  49-53     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
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© 2011 Sigma Theta Tau International.
Gamma Pi-at-Large, Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, Al-Zaytoonah University, Amman, Jordan Gamma Pi-at-Large, Professor, College of Nursing, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, USA.
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