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Parental perception of sleep problems in children of normal intelligence with pervasive developmental disorders: prevalence, severity, and pattern.
J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2005 Aug; 44(8):815-22.JA

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

This study compares parents' perceptions of the prevalence, severity, and pattern of sleep problems in children of normal intelligence with pervasive developmental disorders (PDDs) with a normative comparison group of children.

METHOD

A survey including the Children's Sleep Habits Questionnaire was mailed to a sample of parents of children (age range 5-12 years) with PDDs (diagnosed by the Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised) obtained by chart review of the past 7 years and to parents of comparison children matched on age, gender, and postal code.

RESULTS

The response rate in the PDD group was 82.2% (37/45) and 55.8% (43/77) in the comparison group. By individually matching, 23 pairs were obtained. The prevalence of sleep problems in the PDD group was reported by parents as being significantly higher than in the comparison group (78% and 26%, respectively; p < .002), as was the severity (mean score 48.2 and 39.0, respectively; p < .001). Values for four of eight sleep subscales including sleep onset delay, sleep duration, sleep anxiety, and parasomnias were significantly higher in the PDD group.

CONCLUSIONS

Parents report that sleep problems are significantly more prevalent and severe in children of normal intelligence with PDDs compared with normally developing children, and the pattern appears diverse. Sleep problems in children with PDDs require further research and clinical attention.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Psychiatry, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada. jlcoutur@uwo.caNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16034284

Citation

Couturier, Jennifer L., et al. "Parental Perception of Sleep Problems in Children of Normal Intelligence With Pervasive Developmental Disorders: Prevalence, Severity, and Pattern." Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, vol. 44, no. 8, 2005, pp. 815-22.
Couturier JL, Speechley KN, Steele M, et al. Parental perception of sleep problems in children of normal intelligence with pervasive developmental disorders: prevalence, severity, and pattern. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2005;44(8):815-22.
Couturier, J. L., Speechley, K. N., Steele, M., Norman, R., Stringer, B., & Nicolson, R. (2005). Parental perception of sleep problems in children of normal intelligence with pervasive developmental disorders: prevalence, severity, and pattern. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 44(8), 815-22.
Couturier JL, et al. Parental Perception of Sleep Problems in Children of Normal Intelligence With Pervasive Developmental Disorders: Prevalence, Severity, and Pattern. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2005;44(8):815-22. PubMed PMID: 16034284.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Parental perception of sleep problems in children of normal intelligence with pervasive developmental disorders: prevalence, severity, and pattern. AU - Couturier,Jennifer L, AU - Speechley,Kathy N, AU - Steele,Margaret, AU - Norman,Ross, AU - Stringer,Bernadette, AU - Nicolson,Rob, PY - 2005/7/22/pubmed PY - 2006/6/10/medline PY - 2005/7/22/entrez SP - 815 EP - 22 JF - Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry JO - J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry VL - 44 IS - 8 N2 - OBJECTIVE: This study compares parents' perceptions of the prevalence, severity, and pattern of sleep problems in children of normal intelligence with pervasive developmental disorders (PDDs) with a normative comparison group of children. METHOD: A survey including the Children's Sleep Habits Questionnaire was mailed to a sample of parents of children (age range 5-12 years) with PDDs (diagnosed by the Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised) obtained by chart review of the past 7 years and to parents of comparison children matched on age, gender, and postal code. RESULTS: The response rate in the PDD group was 82.2% (37/45) and 55.8% (43/77) in the comparison group. By individually matching, 23 pairs were obtained. The prevalence of sleep problems in the PDD group was reported by parents as being significantly higher than in the comparison group (78% and 26%, respectively; p < .002), as was the severity (mean score 48.2 and 39.0, respectively; p < .001). Values for four of eight sleep subscales including sleep onset delay, sleep duration, sleep anxiety, and parasomnias were significantly higher in the PDD group. CONCLUSIONS: Parents report that sleep problems are significantly more prevalent and severe in children of normal intelligence with PDDs compared with normally developing children, and the pattern appears diverse. Sleep problems in children with PDDs require further research and clinical attention. SN - 0890-8567 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16034284/Parental_perception_of_sleep_problems_in_children_of_normal_intelligence_with_pervasive_developmental_disorders:_prevalence_severity_and_pattern_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0890-8567(09)61743-3 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -