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Conduct problems and symptoms of sleep disorders in children.
J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2003 Feb; 42(2):201-8.JA

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

Conduct problems and hyperactivity are frequent among children referred for sleep-disordered breathing (SDB), restless legs syndrome, or periodic leg movements during sleep (PLMS), but children not referred to sleep centers have received little study.

METHOD

Parents of children aged 2 to 14 years were surveyed at two general clinics between 1998 and 2000. A Pediatric Sleep Questionnaire generated validated scores for SDB and PLMS. The Conners Parent Rating Scale (CPRS-48) produced an age- and sex-adjusted Conduct Problem Index (CPI) and Hyperactivity Index.

RESULTS

Parents of about 1,400 children were approached; those of 872 (62%) completed the surveys. Bullying and other specific aggressive behaviors were generally two to three times more frequent among 114 children at high risk for SDB than among the remaining children. An association between high CPI and SDB scores (p <.0001) retained significance after adjustment for sleepiness, high Hyperactivity Index, stimulant use, or PLMS scores. Analogous results were obtained for the association between high CPI and PLMS scores.

CONCLUSIONS

Conduct problems were associated with symptoms of SDB, restless legs syndrome, and PLMS. Although these results cannot prove a cause-and-effect relationship, assessment for sleep disorders may provide a new treatment opportunity for some aggressive children.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Sleep Disorders Center and Department of Neurology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA. chervin@umich.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

Language

eng

PubMed ID

12544180

Citation

Chervin, Ronald D., et al. "Conduct Problems and Symptoms of Sleep Disorders in Children." Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, vol. 42, no. 2, 2003, pp. 201-8.
Chervin RD, Dillon JE, Archbold KH, et al. Conduct problems and symptoms of sleep disorders in children. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2003;42(2):201-8.
Chervin, R. D., Dillon, J. E., Archbold, K. H., & Ruzicka, D. L. (2003). Conduct problems and symptoms of sleep disorders in children. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 42(2), 201-8.
Chervin RD, et al. Conduct Problems and Symptoms of Sleep Disorders in Children. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2003;42(2):201-8. PubMed PMID: 12544180.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Conduct problems and symptoms of sleep disorders in children. AU - Chervin,Ronald D, AU - Dillon,James E, AU - Archbold,Kristen Hedger, AU - Ruzicka,Deborah L, PY - 2003/1/25/pubmed PY - 2003/3/1/medline PY - 2003/1/25/entrez SP - 201 EP - 8 JF - Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry JO - J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry VL - 42 IS - 2 N2 - OBJECTIVE: Conduct problems and hyperactivity are frequent among children referred for sleep-disordered breathing (SDB), restless legs syndrome, or periodic leg movements during sleep (PLMS), but children not referred to sleep centers have received little study. METHOD: Parents of children aged 2 to 14 years were surveyed at two general clinics between 1998 and 2000. A Pediatric Sleep Questionnaire generated validated scores for SDB and PLMS. The Conners Parent Rating Scale (CPRS-48) produced an age- and sex-adjusted Conduct Problem Index (CPI) and Hyperactivity Index. RESULTS: Parents of about 1,400 children were approached; those of 872 (62%) completed the surveys. Bullying and other specific aggressive behaviors were generally two to three times more frequent among 114 children at high risk for SDB than among the remaining children. An association between high CPI and SDB scores (p <.0001) retained significance after adjustment for sleepiness, high Hyperactivity Index, stimulant use, or PLMS scores. Analogous results were obtained for the association between high CPI and PLMS scores. CONCLUSIONS: Conduct problems were associated with symptoms of SDB, restless legs syndrome, and PLMS. Although these results cannot prove a cause-and-effect relationship, assessment for sleep disorders may provide a new treatment opportunity for some aggressive children. SN - 0890-8567 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/12544180/Conduct_problems_and_symptoms_of_sleep_disorders_in_children_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0890-8567(09)61183-7 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -