Pediatric sleep difficulties after moderate–severe traumatic brain injury

Sumpter, R.E., Dorris, L., Kelly, T. and McMillan, T.M. (2013) Pediatric sleep difficulties after moderate–severe traumatic brain injury. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 19(7), pp. 829-834. (doi:10.1017/S1355617713000465)

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Abstract

The objective of this study is to systematically investigate sleep following moderate–severe pediatric traumatic brain injury (TBI). School-aged children with moderate–severe TBI identified via hospital records were invited to participate, along with a school-age sibling. Subjective reports and objective actigraphy correlates of sleep were recorded: Children's Sleep Habits Questionnaire (CSHQ), Sleep Self-Report questionnaire (SSR), and 5-night actigraphy. TBI participants (n = 15) and their siblings (n = 15) participated. Significantly more sleep problems were parent-reported (CSHQ: p = 0.003; d = 1.57), self-reported (SSR: p = 0.003; d = 1.40), and actigraph-recorded in the TBI group (sleep efficiency: p = 0.003; d = 1.23; sleep latency: p = 0.018; d = 0.94). There was no evidence of circadian rhythm disorders, and daytime napping was not prevalent. Moderate–severe pediatric TBI was associated with sleep inefficiency in the form of sleep onset and maintenance problems. This preliminary study indicates that clinicians should be aware of sleep difficulties following pediatric TBI, and their potential associations with cognitive and behavioral problems in a group already at educational and psychosocial risk.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:McMillan, Professor Thomas and Dorris, Dr Liam and Sumpter, Dr Ruth
Authors: Sumpter, R.E., Dorris, L., Kelly, T., and McMillan, T.M.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Mental Health and Wellbeing
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing
Journal Name:Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
ISSN:1355-6177
ISSN (Online):1469-7661
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2013 The International Neuropsychological Society
First Published:First published in Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society 19(7):829-834
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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