Documentation about the Development and Validation of the SDIS  (click on any link to view/download the file):  

A National Validation Study of the Sleep Disorders Inventory for Students (SDIS) by Dr. Marsha Luginbuehl, Ph.D. (Draft) -
Original Validation Study can be found in:

Luginbuehl, M.L. (2004).  The initial development and validation study of the Sleep Disorders Inventory for Students.  Dissertation Abstracts International Section A: Humanities & Social Sciences.  64(12-A), 4376.


Luginbuehl, M., Bradley-Klug, K.L., Ferron, J., Anderson, W.M., & Benbadis, S.R. (2008).  Pediatric Sleep Disorders:  Validation of the Sleep Disorders Inventory for Students.  School Psychology Review, 37(3), 409-431.

Leading sleep specialists, Karen Spruyt, Ph.D. & David Gozal, M.D., published an article in the January, 2011 issue of Sleep Medicine Review reporting of their analyses of 183 sleep screening tools for children and adolescents worldwide.  Their psychometric analyses determined that the Sleep Disorders Inventory for Students (SDIS) and only one other non-English inventory have been developed accurately using all 11-recommended steps of validation.  Using these 11-steps results in high validity and reliability that other sleep screening tools do not have.

Article about Screening of Sleep Disorders in Schools and Private Practice  

Article about Screening and Evaluation of Sleep Disorders in Children and Adolescents   

SDIS Development & Psychometric Qualities - A Summary of SDIS Psychometric Qualities can be found in the original form in A. Ivanenko's book Sleep and Psychiatric Disorders in Children and Adolescents (2008) - This posting is a draft of that book chapter.

Professional Qualifications of the Content Validation Committee   

Student Participants and Sleep Clinics/Hospitals/ Sleep Directors in the Study      

 See also, the Assessment of Sleep in Schools article.