Thesis / Dissertation

Bedtime Stories: An exploratory study of the reasons for, experience and impact of, sleep disturbance for children with cerebral palsy and their parents

Sacha Petersen, Fiona Newall (ed.)

Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Cerebral palsy (CP) is a motor disorder associated with many comorbidities. Published evidence to date suggests that sleep problems are common in children with CP. Chronic sleep problems are often reported in the clinical setting. However, they are often poorly understood and therefore not well managed. This study aimed to explore the frequency and type of sleep problems in children with CP, the experiences of the children and their parents regarding sleep problems, and the impact of those sleep problems on the children and their parents. METHODS: An exploratory mixed methods sequential design was chosen. Critical social theory was used as a theoretical framework. This qu..

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