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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153459
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Sleep Disturbance in School-Aged Children with Asthma
Abstract:
Sleep Disturbance in School-Aged Children with Asthma
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Chang, Pi-Chen, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Taipei Medical University
Title:Associate Professor
Sleep disturbance associated with asthma is a particularly troublesome factor contributing to daytime functioning among school-aged children. However, few studies provide objective measurement of sleep change in this population. In addition, there have been few controlled studies to assess the extent of behavior problems in affected children. Hence, the purpose of the study was to investigate sleep quality, and behavior problems among asthmatic school-aged children and healthy control children. The design of the research is case-control. A purposive sampling was used to recruit 38 school-aged children with asthma and 38 age and gender matched children. Sleep quality was measured from wrist-worn actigraph for three consecutive days. Parents' report on the Child behavior Checklist was used to assess children's behavior problems. Sleep quality and behavior problems were compared between school-aged children with asthma and healthy control children. Research results indicate that time in bed did not differ between the 2 groups. The overall sleep efficiency was seen lower in school-aged children with asthma than was seen in the controls. There were more behavioral problems in children with asthma than the control group. Asthma children had higher scores of attention and social problems than the controls. The actigraph is an objective and unobtrusive measure of sleep at home in children with asthma. The results can be used to help health professionals to understand sleep disturbance and behavior problems among school-aged children with asthma for the improvement of quality of care.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleSleep Disturbance in School-Aged Children with Asthmaen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153459-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Sleep Disturbance in School-Aged Children with Asthma</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Chang, Pi-Chen, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Taipei Medical University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">pichen@tmu.edu.tw</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Sleep disturbance associated with asthma is a particularly troublesome factor contributing to daytime functioning among school-aged children. However, few studies provide objective measurement of sleep change in this population. In addition, there have been few controlled studies to assess the extent of behavior problems in affected children. Hence, the purpose of the study was to investigate sleep quality, and behavior problems among asthmatic school-aged children and healthy control children. The design of the research is case-control. A purposive sampling was used to recruit 38 school-aged children with asthma and 38 age and gender matched children. Sleep quality was measured from wrist-worn actigraph for three consecutive days. Parents' report on the Child behavior Checklist was used to assess children's behavior problems. Sleep quality and behavior problems were compared between school-aged children with asthma and healthy control children. Research results indicate that time in bed did not differ between the 2 groups. The overall sleep efficiency was seen lower in school-aged children with asthma than was seen in the controls. There were more behavioral problems in children with asthma than the control group. Asthma children had higher scores of attention and social problems than the controls. The actigraph is an objective and unobtrusive measure of sleep at home in children with asthma. The results can be used to help health professionals to understand sleep disturbance and behavior problems among school-aged children with asthma for the improvement of quality of care.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:17:16Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:17:16Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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