An investigation of subjective sleep and fatigue measures for use with elite athletes

Dickinson, Rebecca K. and Hanrahan, Stephanie J. (2009) An investigation of subjective sleep and fatigue measures for use with elite athletes. Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology, 3 3: 244-266.

Author Dickinson, Rebecca K.
Hanrahan, Stephanie J.
Title An investigation of subjective sleep and fatigue measures for use with elite athletes
Journal name Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1932-9261
Publication date 2009
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 3
Issue 3
Start page 244
End page 266
Total pages 23
Editor Frank Gardner
Place of publication Champaign, IL
Publisher Human Kinetics
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Subject C1
170114 Sport and Exercise Psychology
950102 Organised Sports
Abstract This study investigated the properties of the Athens Insomnia Scale (Soldatos et al., 2000), the Fatigue Severity Scale (Krupp et al., 1989), and subscales of the SLEEP-50 Questionnaire (Spoormaker et al., 2005) in elite Australian athletes, to determine their appropriateness for this population. Fifty-nine athletes (29 male, 30 female, M = 21.86 yrs, SD = 7.44) from elite basketball, rowing, netball, beach volleyball, and sailing squads completed measures. A subset (n = 20) completed measures again at a 1-month interval, and a further subset (n = 5) were interviewed about their thoughts regarding the measures and their understanding of sleep. All scales and subscales displayed high internal consistency, apart from that which contained items not theoretically related, and all displayed good 1-month test-retest reliability. All measures were significantly correlated, demonstrating convergent validity. Athletes reported few sleep problems, but moderate fatigue. Athletes stated the measures produced accurate reflections of their sleep and fatigue, but also suggested improvements. Research limitations and implications are discussed.
Q-Index Code C1
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