Assessment and diagnosis of insomnia for clinical and research practice: a scoping review protocol




Evidence-Based Nursing; Nursing Process; Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders; Surveys and questionnaires.


Insomnia is one of the leading sleep disorders, affecting different age groups, influencing individual’s ability to perform daily life activities, and ultimately diminishing their quality of life. This scoping review aims to identify instruments applied for the diagnosis of insomnia in clinical and research settings to support the nursing process and the decision-making. This review is based on the scope review framework proposed by Peters et al. (2020). The research strategy outlined aims to find studies published in the CINAHL (EBSCOhost) electronic database, Scopus, PubMed and WoS Portals. Grey literature will be accessed through free search via Google and Google Scholar, CAPES Thesis Repository, the Organizations Sleep Brazilian Association and World Sleep Society. This scope review is expected to assist nurses in the clinical reasoning process for identifying Nursing Diagnosis “insomnia”. In addition to the contribution to the research area, a proposal to include an insomnia assessment instrument(s) as diagnostic indicators in the NANDA-I taxonomy is planned. It should be noted the low volume of publications of scope review protocols. This protocol has been registered with the Open Science Framework under DOI 10.17605/OSF.IO/8MRPG.

Author Biographies

Adriana Souza Szpalher, Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO)

Nursing Post-Graduation Program (PPGENF)

Rosane Barreto Cardoso, State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ)

Elderly Health Nursing Research Group (GEPESI)

Natália Chantal Magalhães da Silva, Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO)

Alfredo Pinto Nursing School (EEAP)

Luisa Maria Apolinário da Silva Ramos, Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO)

Alfredo Pinto Nursing School (EEAP)

Priscilla Alfradique de Souza, Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO)

Alfredo Pinto Nursing School (EEAP)

Carleara Weiss, The State University of New York/SUNY Buffalo, New York, United States

Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences


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SZPALHER, A. S.; CARDOSO, R. B.; SILVA, N. C. M. da; RAMOS, L. M. A. da S. .; SOUZA, P. A. de; WEISS, C. Assessment and diagnosis of insomnia for clinical and research practice: a scoping review protocol. Research, Society and Development, [S. l.], v. 10, n. 4, p. e2810413736, 2021. DOI: 10.33448/rsd-v10i4.13736. Disponível em: Acesso em: 11 apr. 2021.



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