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Pittsburgh Insomnia Rating Scale - This copyright in this form and variations of the PIRS listed below is owned by the University of Pittsburgh and may be reprinted without charge only for non-commercial research and educational purposes. You may not make changes or modifications of this form without prior written permission from the University of Pittsburgh. If you would like to use this instrument for commercial purposes or for commercially sponsored research, please contact the Office of Technology Management at the University of Pittsburgh at 412-648-2206 for licensing information. All other requests to use or modify this instrument for non-commercial purposes should be sent to Kris DePolo ( to obtain permission.

Please cite the following reference for the PIRS in any publications, reports, or presentations resulting from its use:

Moul,D.E., Pilkonis,P.A., Miewald,J.M., Carey,T.J., Buysse,D.J.: Preliminary study of the test-retest reliability and concurrent validities of the Pittsburgh Insomnia Rating Scale (PIRS). Sleep 25 Abstract Supplement, A246-A247, 2002.