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.

Mazza, M., Di Nicola, M., Catalano, V., Callea, A., Martinotti, G., Harnic, D., Bruschi, A., Battaglia, C., Janiri, L., Description and validation of a questionnaire for the detection of meteoropathy and meteorosensitivity: the METEO-Q, <<COMPREHENSIVE PSYCHIATRY>>, 2012; 53 (1): 103-106. [doi:10.1016/j.comppsych.2011.02.002] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/7401]

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

Mazza, Marianna;Di Nicola, Marco;Catalano, Valeria;Martinotti, Giovanni;Harnic, Desiree;Bruschi, Angelo;Battaglia, Claudia;Janiri, Luigi
2012

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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.
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Mazza, M., Di Nicola, M., Catalano, V., Callea, A., Martinotti, G., Harnic, D., Bruschi, A., Battaglia, C., Janiri, L., Description and validation of a questionnaire for the detection of meteoropathy and meteorosensitivity: the METEO-Q, <>, 2012; 53 (1): 103-106. [doi:10.1016/j.comppsych.2011.02.002] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/7401]
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