Measurement properties of the Minimal Insomnia Symptom Scale as an insomnia screening tool for adults and the elderly.

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The psychometric properties of the three-item Minimal Insomnia Symptom Scale (MISS) were evaluated using the classical test theory. Different cut-offs for identifying insomnia were suggested in two age groups (≥6 and ≥7 among adult and elderly people, respectively). The aim of the present study was to test the measurement properties of the MISS using the Rasch measurement model, with special emphasis on differential item functioning by gender and age.


  • Albert Westergren
  • Jan-Erik Broman
  • Amanda Hellström
  • Cecilia Fagerström
  • Ania Willman
  • Peter Hagell
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  • Health Care Service and Management, Health Policy and Services and Health Economy
Original languageEnglish
JournalSleep Medicine
Early online date2015 Jan 15
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Publication categoryResearch