Journal article

Objective sleep outcomes 20 years after traumatic brain injury in childhood

Edith N Botchway, Celia Godfrey, Christian L Nicholas, Stephen Hearps, Vicki Anderson, Cathy Catroppa

Disability and Rehabilitation | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2020


Purpose: To assess objective sleep outcomes and correlates in young adults with a history of childhood traumatic brain injury.Materials and methods: Participants included 45 young adults who sustained brain injury in childhood (mild = 12, moderate = 22, and severe = 11) and 13 typically developing control participants. Sleep was assessed with actigraphy and sleep diaries recorded over 14 consecutive days. Rates of good sleep (sleep efficiency ≥ 85%) and poor sleep (sleep efficiency  0.050) and rates of poor sleepers were also similar between these groups (p = 0.735): 67% and 77%, respectively. However, moderate and severe traumatic brain injury and female sex were associated with longer slee..

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