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Script Author: Katja Borchert, Ph.D. ( for Millisecond Software, LLC
Date: 02-23-2016
last updated: 04-18-2016 by K.Borchert for Millisecond Software LLC

Copyright © 04-18-2016 Millisecond Software

Millisecond Software thanks Meghan Lee for collaborating on this script!


This script implements the Sleep-Wake Activity Inventory (SWAI) as described in:

Rosenthal L., Roehrs TA, Roth T. (1993). The Sleep-Wake Activity Inventory: a self-report measure of daytime sleepiness.
Biol Psychiatry, 34, 810-20.

Participants answer 59 9-point Likert Scale questions. 31 of these questions belong to 6 subscales:
Excessive Daytime Sleepiness (EDS): 9 questions
Psychic Distress (PD): 6 questions
Social desirability (SD): 6 questions
Energy Level (EL): 4 questions
Ability to Relax (AR): 3 questions
Nocturnal Sleep (NS): 3 questions											  

The default data stored in the data files are:

(1) Raw data file: 'SleepWakeActivityInventory.iqdat'

date, time, group, subject:		date and time script was run with the current group/subjectnumber 
build:							the Inquisit build 

q*_response:					response given (in assigned values)
								Note: Recorded Scores reflect reversed scoring where appropriate

q*_latency:						how much time (in ms) the participant spent on the surveypage with this particular question (the last time this particular surveypage was visited)

(2) Summary data file: 'SleepWakeActivityInventory_summary.iqdat' (Inquisit Lab: one data file per participant)

script.startdate:				date script was run
script.starttime:				time script was started
script.subjectid:				subject id number
script.groupid:					group id number
script.elapsedtime:				time it took to run script (in ms)
computer.platform:				the platform the script was run on
/completed:						0 = script was not completed (prematurely aborted); 1 = script was completed (all conditions run)
/EDS_score: 					score for the Excessive Daytime Sleepiness Scale: 9 (high daytime sleepiness)-81 (low daytime sleepiness)
/PD_score:						score for the Psychic Distress Scale: 6 (high psychic distress) - 54 (low psychic distress)
/SD_score:						score for the Social Desirability Scale: 6 (low social desirability) - 54 (high social desirability)
/EL_score:						score for the Energy Level Scale: 4 (high energy) - 36 (low energy)
/AR_score: 						score for the Ability to Relax Scale: 3 (high ability to relax) - 27 (low ability to relax)
/NS_score:						score for the Nocturnal Sleep Scale: 3 (high ability to fall asleep at night)- 27 (low ability to fall asleep at night)
(the recorded raw scores reflect reversed coding where appropriate)


The questionnaire consists of 59 9-point Likert questions. 
31 questions score on 6 subscales, the remaining 28 questions are not considered for scoring.

Excessive Daytime Sleepiness (EDS): 9 questions (9, 13, 24, 29, 40, 45, 50, 53, 54); Min 9 (high daytime sleepiness)- Max 81 (low daytime sleepiness)
Psychic Distress (PD): 6 questions (7, 16, 21, 32, 36, 37); Min 6 (high psychic distress) - Max 54 (low psychic distress)
Social desirability (SD): 6 questions (5, 15, 26, 27, 43, 49);  Min 6 (low social desirability) - Max 54 (high social desirability)
Energy Level (EL): 4 questions (8, 14R*, 30R*, 41); Min 4 (high energy) - Max 36 (low energy)
Ability to Relax (AR): 3 questions (34, 38R*, 51); Min 3 (high ability to relax) - Max 27 (low ability to relax)
Nocturnal Sleep (NS): 3 questions (11R*, 18, 35); Min 3 (high ability to fall asleep at night)- Max 27 (low ability to fall asleep at night)

*R: Script takes care of reversed coding where appropriate.

see Editable Parameters

check below for (relatively) easily editable parameters, stimuli, instructions etc. 
Keep in mind that you can use this script as a template and therefore always "mess" with the entire code to further customize your experiment.

The parameters you can change are:

/pageinstructions:				the instructions that appear at the top of each surveypage

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