ERIC Number: EJ943917
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
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Reference Count: 24
Parental Report of Sleep Problems in Down Syndrome
Breslin, J. H.; Edgin, J. O.; Bootzin, R. R.; Goodwin, J. L.; Nadel, L.
Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, v55 n11 p1086-1091 Nov 2011
Background: Children with Down syndrome (DS) suffer from sleep problems, including sleep maintenance problems, as well as snoring, and other symptoms of disordered breathing. To examine sleep in DS, we gave parents a questionnaire assessing their child's sleep. Materials and methods: The parents of 35 children with DS (mean age = 12.65 years, range = 7-18 years) completed the 33-item Children's Sleep Habits Questionnaire. Results: Eighty-five per cent of our sample had sleep disturbance scores in the clinical range (mean = 48.63, SD = 7.15, range = 34-64). Our sample also had significantly elevated scores on the Bedtime Resistance, Sleep Anxiety, Night Wakings, Parasomnias, Sleep Disordered Breathing and Daytime Sleepiness subscales. Conclusions: Children with DS are at risk for developing symptoms of sleep disordered breathing, and may have additional sleep problems that are unrelated to sleep disordered breathing.
Descriptors: Down Syndrome, Sleep, Measures (Individuals), Parent Attitudes, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Questionnaires, Scores, Anxiety, At Risk Persons
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