Description and validation of a questionnaire for the detection of meteoropathy and meteorosensitivity: the METEO-Q

Luigi Janiri, Marianna Mazza, Marco Di Nicola, Valeria Catalano, Giovanni Martinotti, Desiree Harnic, Angelo Bruschi, Claudia Battaglia, A Callea

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: There is a growing interest for the effects of weather changes on both healthy and psychiatric individuals. This study aims to validate a short questionnaire (METEO-Q) for the detection of meteoropathy and meteorosensitivity. METHODS: The METEO-Q was administered to 1099 (528 men, 571 women) healthy subjects. Factor analyses, internal consistency, and item analysis were undertaken to examine the factorial structure of the questionnaire. RESULTS: The METEO-Q has satisfactory factorial structure and internal reliability. Our results demonstrate that women have higher scores than man and, therefore, women mostly have meteoropathy. CONCLUSIONS: Our findings support the use of the METEO-Q for collecting information regarding the effects of weather changes on healthy subjects and potentially on psychiatric patients.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)103-106
Numero di pagine4
RivistaComprehensive Psychiatry
Volume53
DOI
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2012

Keywords

  • METEO-Q
  • meteoropathy
  • meteorosensitivity

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