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Review of Measures Used to Assess Sleep Paralysis 

Review of Measures Used to Assess Sleep Paralysis
Review of Measures Used to Assess Sleep Paralysis

Brian A. Sharpless

and Karl Doghramji

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date: 08 August 2020

Although the empirical study of sleep paralysis is only a relatively recent occurrence, a multitude of measures to diagnose and assess sleep paralysis phenomena exist. Many were created for specific studies, and there is a great deal of variability in terms of format (self-report, semi-structured interview, structured interview), comprehensiveness, psychometric properties, diagnostic utility, and clinical relevance. These measures are also available in a number of languages. After briefly describing the available measures and their unique properties, suggestions are provided for preferred measures in several different research contexts. Finally, suggestions for future research are provided.

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