The Insomnia Severity Index (ISI): Development and clinical applications
Charles M. Morin, PhD
Professor and Canada Research Chair (Sleep Medicine), Université Laval, Québec, Canada
Insomnia is a common health complaint that can occur independently or comorbidly with another medical (pain) or psychiatric (depression) condition. Insomnia affects 10% of the adult population on a chronic basis, plus an additional 15% to 20% occasionally. Persistent insomnia carries significant economic burden. Despite its high prevalence and negative consequences, insomnia often remains undetected and untreated. It is essential to have brief and psychometrically-sound assessment instruments to detect insomnia and evaluate treatment outcome.
What you will learn
Insomnia – what is it and how do we measure it?
Description of Insomnia Severity Index (ISI), background, scoring guidelines
Psychometric data – reliability, validity, sensitivity
Scope and clinical utility