Journal article

Sustained impact of a sleep intervention and moderators of treatment outcome for children with ADHD: a randomised controlled trial

E Sciberras, M Mulraney, F Mensah, F Oberklaid, D Efron, H Hiscock



BACKGROUND: We aim to (1) determine whether a behavioural sleep intervention for children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) leads to sustained benefits; and (2) examine the factors associated with treatment response. METHODS: This study was a randomised controlled trial of 244 children (5-13 years) with ADHD from Victoria, Australia. All participants had a moderate/severe sleep problem that met American Academy of Sleep Medicine criteria for an eligible sleep disorder by parent report. The two-session intervention covered sleep hygiene and standardised behavioural strategies. The control group received usual care. Parent- and teacher-reported outcomes at 12 months included..

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Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHRMC)

Awarded by NHMRC Career Development Fellowships

Awarded by NHMRC Practitioner Fellowship

Funding Acknowledgements

This project is funded by a Project Grant from the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHRMC, 607362). A/Prof. Sciberras and Dr Mensah are funded by NHMRC Career Development Fellowships (1110688, 1111160). A/Prof. Sciberras is also funded by a veski Inspiring Women's Fellowship. Dr Efron's position is funded by a Clinician Scientist Fellowship, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute. Prof. Hiscock is funded by a NHMRC Practitioner Fellowship (1136222). MCRI is supported by the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program.