Are we ignoring the problem of sleep disorder in children with intellectual disabilities?

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/302666
Title:
Are we ignoring the problem of sleep disorder in children with intellectual disabilities?
Authors:
MacCrosain, A M; Byrne, M C
Affiliation:
Intellectual Disability Services, Health Service Executive, Co., Donegal, Ireland. AnneMarie.MacCrosain@hse.ie
Citation:
Are we ignoring the problem of sleep disorder in children with intellectual disabilities? 2009, 178 (4):427-31 Ir J Med Sci
Publisher:
Irish journal of medical science
Journal:
Irish journal of medical science
Issue Date:
Dec-2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/302666
DOI:
10.1007/s11845-009-0321-9
PubMed ID:
19326167
Additional Links:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19326167
Abstract:
Sleep problems are more common amongst children with intellectual disability than other children. The implications for families, teachers and classmates, as well as the children themselves, are profound.; A cross-sectional survey was undertaken with parents of children with intellectual disabilities in county Donegal. The aim was to examine the prevalence and types of sleep disorder in this group and to explore associated child and family characteristics.; The response rate was 82.6%, with 96.8% meeting the criteria for a sleep disorder. This was higher than in other studies of children with and without intellectual disability or a diagnosed sleep disorder.; Our findings underscore the need for an increased awareness amongst health and social care professionals of the extent and nature of the problem, as well as intervention options. A co-ordinated approach to detection and intervention is discussed and recommendations are made for future research in this area.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
BACKGROUND: Sleep problems are more common amongst children with intellectual disability than other children. The implications for families, teachers and classmates, as well as the children themselves, are profound. AIM: A cross-sectional survey was undertaken with parents of children with intellectual disabilities in county Donegal. The aim was to examine the prevalence and types of sleep disorder in this group and to explore associated child and family characteristics. RESULTS: The response rate was 82.6%, with 96.8% meeting the criteria for a sleep disorder. This was higher than in other studies of children with and without intellectual disability or a diagnosed sleep disorder. CONCLUSION: Our findings underscore the need for an increased awareness amongst health and social care professionals of the extent and nature of the problem, as well as intervention options. A co-ordinated approach to detection and intervention is discussed and recommendations are made for future research in this area.
Keywords:
PEOPLE WITH LEARNING DISABILITY; SLEEP DISORDER
MeSH:
Child; Child Behavior; Child, Preschool; Cross-Sectional Studies; Family Characteristics; Female; Humans; Intellectual Disability; Ireland; Male; Prevalence; Single-Parent Family; Sleep Disorders
ISSN:
1863-4362

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMacCrosain, A Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorByrne, M Cen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-03T14:00:46Z-
dc.date.available2013-10-03T14:00:46Z-
dc.date.issued2009-12-
dc.identifier.citationAre we ignoring the problem of sleep disorder in children with intellectual disabilities? 2009, 178 (4):427-31 Ir J Med Scien_GB
dc.identifier.issn1863-4362-
dc.identifier.pmid19326167-
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11845-009-0321-9-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/302666-
dc.descriptionBACKGROUND: Sleep problems are more common amongst children with intellectual disability than other children. The implications for families, teachers and classmates, as well as the children themselves, are profound. AIM: A cross-sectional survey was undertaken with parents of children with intellectual disabilities in county Donegal. The aim was to examine the prevalence and types of sleep disorder in this group and to explore associated child and family characteristics. RESULTS: The response rate was 82.6%, with 96.8% meeting the criteria for a sleep disorder. This was higher than in other studies of children with and without intellectual disability or a diagnosed sleep disorder. CONCLUSION: Our findings underscore the need for an increased awareness amongst health and social care professionals of the extent and nature of the problem, as well as intervention options. A co-ordinated approach to detection and intervention is discussed and recommendations are made for future research in this area.en_GB
dc.description.abstractSleep problems are more common amongst children with intellectual disability than other children. The implications for families, teachers and classmates, as well as the children themselves, are profound.-
dc.description.abstractA cross-sectional survey was undertaken with parents of children with intellectual disabilities in county Donegal. The aim was to examine the prevalence and types of sleep disorder in this group and to explore associated child and family characteristics.-
dc.description.abstractThe response rate was 82.6%, with 96.8% meeting the criteria for a sleep disorder. This was higher than in other studies of children with and without intellectual disability or a diagnosed sleep disorder.-
dc.description.abstractOur findings underscore the need for an increased awareness amongst health and social care professionals of the extent and nature of the problem, as well as intervention options. A co-ordinated approach to detection and intervention is discussed and recommendations are made for future research in this area.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish journal of medical scienceen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19326167en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Irish journal of medical scienceen_GB
dc.subjectPEOPLE WITH LEARNING DISABILITYen_GB
dc.subjectSLEEP DISORDERen_GB
dc.subject.meshChild-
dc.subject.meshChild Behavior-
dc.subject.meshChild, Preschool-
dc.subject.meshCross-Sectional Studies-
dc.subject.meshFamily Characteristics-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshIntellectual Disability-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshPrevalence-
dc.subject.meshSingle-Parent Family-
dc.subject.meshSleep Disorders-
dc.titleAre we ignoring the problem of sleep disorder in children with intellectual disabilities?en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentIntellectual Disability Services, Health Service Executive, Co., Donegal, Ireland. AnneMarie.MacCrosain@hse.ieen_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish journal of medical scienceen_GB
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