Journal article

Comparing subjective measures of behavioral sleep problems in children with ADHD: a cross-sectional study

Kate Lycett, Fiona K Mensah, Harriet Hiscock, Emma Sciberras



AIM: Behavioral sleep problems are ideally measured using a combination of objective and subjective measures. However, this is not always feasible. Thus, a global subjective measure has been used to assess sleep problems in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), yet it is unclear how this relates to more detailed multidimensional measures of sleep problems. In children with ADHD, parent report of a global measure of sleep problem severity (classified no/mild versus moderate/severe) is compared with the following: (1) a 7-Day Sleep Log and (2) the validated Children's Sleep Habits Questionnaire (CSHQ). METHOD: This study recruited 392 children with ADHD (aged 5-13 year..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

Funding Acknowledgements

ES, FM, and HH are supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Early Career Development Awards (Grants 1037159, 1037449) and Career Development Award (Grant 607351), respectively. All aspects of the RCT involving children with moderate/severe sleep problems at baseline, including follow-up, are funded by NHMRC (Grant 607362). MCRI is supported by the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program.