Journal article

A Systematic Review of Sleep-Wake Disturbances in Childhood Traumatic Brain Injury: Relationship with Fatigue, Depression, and Quality of Life

Edith N Botchway, Celia Godfrey, Vicki Anderson, Cathy Catroppa

Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2019


OBJECTIVE: To systematically appraise the literature on the prevalence, types, and predictors of sleep-wake disturbances (SWD), and on the relationship between SWD, fatigue, depression, and quality of life in children and adolescents with traumatic brain injury (TBI). METHODS: MEDLINE, PubMed, PsychInfo, Web of Science, and EMBASE databases were searched, reference lists of retrieved articles were also searched for relevant articles, and study methods were evaluated for risk of bias. RESULTS: Of the 620 articles assessed, 16 met inclusion criteria. Sleep-wake disturbances were common in childhood TBI. The most common types of SWD reported were insomnia and excessive daytime sleepiness, with ..

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Funding Acknowledgements

E.N.B. is funded by TheUniversity of Melbourne International Fee Remission and the Melbourne International Research Scholarships, C.G. contributed inkind, V.A. is funded by a National Health and Medical Research Council Senior Practitioner Fellowship, and C.C. is funded by a Murdoch Children's Research Institute Career Development Award.