Variable Details

Available Studies

MAP, MARS

Scaled? 

Not Scaled

Variable Type 

Longitudinal

Variable Name 

mayo_rbd_screen

Categories

Sleep and Circadian Rhythms

REM sleep behavior disorder: Screen
Presence of possible REM sleep behavior disorder (Mayo Sleep Questionnaire)

This variable is only available in MAP and MARS.

Presence of possible REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD) is measured using a question adapted from the Mayo Sleep Questionnaire (MSQ). Participants are asked to respond “yes” to the following question if the described event has occurred at least three times:

Have you ever been told that you appear to “act out your dreams” while sleeping (punched or flailed arms in the air, shouted or screamed)?

(Note: Very few participants report possible RBD.)


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