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Behavioural sleep problems in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): protocol for a prospective cohort study

Lycett, Kate, Sciberras, E., Mensah, F. K., Gulenc, A. and Hiscock, H. 2014, Behavioural sleep problems in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): protocol for a prospective cohort study, BMJ open, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 1-8, doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2013-004070.

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Title Behavioural sleep problems in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): protocol for a prospective cohort study
Author(s) Lycett, Kate
Sciberras, E.ORCID iD for Sciberras, E. orcid.org/0000-0003-2812-303X
Mensah, F. K.
Gulenc, A.
Hiscock, H.
Journal name BMJ open
Volume number 4
Issue number 2
Article ID e004070
Start page 1
End page 8
Total pages 8
Publisher BMJ Group
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2014-02
ISSN 2044-6055
Keyword(s) Sleep Medicine
Adolescent
Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
Child
Child, Preschool
Female
Humans
Longitudinal Studies
Male
Prospective Studies
Research Design
Sleep Wake Disorders
Surveys and Questionnaires
Victoria
Summary Introduction Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) commonly experience behavioural sleep problems, yet these difficulties are not routinely assessed and managed in this group. Presenting with similar symptoms to ADHD itself, sleep problems are complex in children with ADHD and their aetiology is likely to be multifactorial. Common internalising and externalising comorbidities have been associated with sleep problems in children with ADHD; however, this relationship is yet to be fully elucidated. Furthermore, limited longitudinal data exist on sleep problems in children with ADHD, thus their persistence and impact remain unknown. In a diverse sample of children with ADHD, this study aims to: (1) quantify the relationship between sleep problems and internalising and externalising comorbidities; (2) examine sleep problem trajectories and risk factors; and (3) examine the longitudinal associations between sleep problems and child and family functioning over a 12-month period.

Methods and analysis
A prospective cohort study of 400 children with ADHD (150 with no/mild sleep problems, 250 with moderate/severe sleep problems) recruited from paediatric practices across Victoria, Australia. The children's parents and teacher provide data at baseline and 6-month and 12-month post enrolment.

Key measures Parent report of child's sleep problem severity (no, mild, moderate, severe); specific sleep domain scores assessed using the Child Sleep Habits Questionnaire; internalising and externalising comorbidities assessed by the Anxiety Disorders Interview Schedule for Children IV/Parent version.

Analyses
Multiple variable logistic and linear regression models examining the associations between key measures, adjusted for confounders identified a priori.

Ethics and dissemination Ethics approval has been granted. Findings will contribute to our understanding of behavioural sleep problems in children with ADHD. Clinically, they could improve the assessment and management of sleep problems in this group. We will seek to publish in leading paediatric journals, present at conferences and inform Australian paediatricians through the Australian Paediatric Research Network.
Language eng
DOI 10.1136/bmjopen-2013-004070
Field of Research 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
111403 Paediatrics
111714 Mental Health
Socio Economic Objective 920410 Mental Health
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2014, The Authors
Free to Read? Yes
Use Rights Creative Commons Attribution non-commercial licence
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30079162

Document type: Journal Article
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