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Table 3 Psychiatric and sleep assessment tools

From: Chronobiology, sleep-related risk factors and light therapy in perinatal depression: the “Life-ON” project

Psychiatric assessment tools
• MINI-International Neuropsychiatric Interview (MINI), clinician rated [53]
• MINI-International Neuropsychiatric Interview Plus (MINI Plus), clinician rated
• Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS), self-administered (depression > 12) [54]
• Visual Analog Scale for depression (VAS), self-administered (ranging between 0 and 10) [55]
• Hamilton Depression Rating Scale - 21 items (HDRS-21), clinician-rated (14–18 = moderate depression, 19–22 = severe depression, ≥ 23 = very severe depression) [56]
• Montgomery-Asberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS), clinician-rated (normal 0–6; mild depression 7–19; moderate depression 20–34; severe depression >34) [57]
• Temperament and Character Inventory (TCI), self-administered [58]
Interview for Recent Life Events (IRLE), self-administered [59]
Sleep assessment tools
• Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), self-administered (good sleeper <5; poor sleeper ≥5) [60]
• Insomnia Severity Index (ISI), self-administered [normal ≤7; sub threshold insomnia 8–14; clinical insomnia (moderate severity) 15–21; clinical insomnia (severe) 22–28] [61]
• Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS), self-administered (normal <10; pathological ≥ 10) [62]
• RLS interview (5 criteria), clinician rated [63] and the International RLS Study Group Rating Scale (if RLS diagnosed) [64]
• Munich Parasomnia Screening (MUPS), self-administered [65]
• Morningness-Eveningness Questionnaire (MEQ), self-administered (16–30 “definite evening types”, 31–41 “moderate evening types”, 42–58 “intermediate types”, 59–69 “moderate morning types”, 70–86 “definite morning types”) [66]
• One night of home polysomnography (PSG)
• Wrist Actigraphy (7-days of consecutive home recording)