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Table 1 Patient reported outcomes for sleep

From: Sleep disorders and gout in Australian adults

Outcome Original question Answer options.
(Answers which coded for outcome are in italics)
Doctor diagnosed restless legs syndrome (RLS) or periodic leg movements during sleep (PLMS) Have you been diagnosed with restless legs or periodic leg movements of sleep 1. Yes
2. No
Worried about getting to or maintaining sleep over 3 nights/week ‘How often have each of the following things disturbed your sleep or kept you up at night in the past month?
- Worry about getting to sleep or getting back to sleep after waking during the night’.
1. rarely or never
2. a few nights a month
3. a few nights a week
4. every or almost every night
Discussing sleep with a health professional During the last 12 months have you discussed your sleep with any of the following health professionals?’ (Multiple response)
1. general practitioner
2. physiotherapist
3. chiropractor
4. specialist in private practice
5. hospital physician (with or without admission)
6. other physician
7. psychologist
8. psychiatrist
9. pharmacist
10. other (specify)
Coded asyes” if any one health professional indicated
Pain which disturbs sleep ‘How often does pain stop you from going to sleep at night?’ 1. Never
2. A few nights a week (1–3 nights/week)
3. Most nights (4–6 nights/week)
4. Every night
5. Don’t know
How often does pain wake you up at night?’ 1. Never
2. A few nights a week (1–3 nights/week)
3. Most nights (4–6 nights/week)
4. Every night
5. Don’t know
Adequate sleep In the past month, how often have you experienced feeling you got adequate or satisfactory sleep’? 1. rarely or never,
2. a few nights a month,
3. a few nights a week,
4. every/almost every night’
Inadequate opportunity to sleep as a consequence of their typical routine Does your current work schedule or typical weekday routine, including your duties at home, allow you to get enough sleep? 1. All/most of the time
2. Sometimes
3. Rarely/never
4. Don’t know
5. Refused