Study evaluates new Parent-Child Sleep Interactions Scale
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Thursday, December 12, 2013
A study in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine evaluated a new measure for assessing sleep-related parenting behaviors and interactions among preschool-aged children — The Parent-Child Sleep Interactions Scale (PSIS). According to the authors, parenting behaviors are theorized to influence child sleep patterns, but validated instruments are lacking. Results show that the PSIS demonstrated good internal consistency and strong associations with independent measures of child sleep and behavior problems.