Journal article

Sleep problems increase the risk of musculoskeletal pain in boys but not girls: a prospective cohort study

Alessandro Andreucci, Paul Campbell, Lisa K Mundy, Susan M Sawyer, Silja Kosola, George C Patton, Kate M Dunn

European Journal of Pediatrics | SPRINGER | Published : 2020

Abstract

Adults with sleep problems are at higher risk for onset of musculoskeletal pain, but the evidence is less clear for children. This prospective cohort study investigated whether children with sleep problems are at higher risk for onset of musculoskeletal pain and explored whether sex is a modifier of this association. In a prospective cohort study of Australian schoolchildren (n = 1239, mean age 9 years), the associations between sleep problems at baseline and new onset of both musculoskeletal pain and persistent musculoskeletal pain (pain lasting > 3 months) 1 year later were investigated using logistic regression. The potential modifying effect of sex was also assessed. One-year incidence p..

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Grants

Awarded by Australia's National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)


Funding Acknowledgements

The Childhood to Adolescence Transition Study was supported by a project grant from Australia's National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC; #1010018). Murdoch Children's Research Institute research is supported by the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Program. Dr. Mundy is partially supported by a grant from the Invergowrie Foundation. Professor Patton is supported by a Senior Principal Research Fellowship from NHMRC.