Journal article

Development and Evaluation of the CASTLE Trial Online Sleep Intervention for Parents of Children with Epilepsy

Luci Wiggs, Georgia Cook, Harriet Hiscock, Deb K Pal, Paul Gringras

FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY | FRONTIERS MEDIA SA | Published : 2021

Abstract

Introduction: Many of the sleep problems experienced by children with epilepsy (CWE) have the same behavioural basis as common sleep problems seen in typically developing (TD) children. Behavioural sleep interventions (BSIs) are widely used to treat these sleep problems in TD children and are hypothesised to be effective for CWE. However, specific considerations need to be addressed and incorporated into a BSI for CWE to ensure the intervention is tailored to this population's needs. This paper details developing and tailoring an online BSI for parents of CWE, to be used in the CASTLE (Changing Agendas on Sleep, Treatment and Learning in Epilepsy) Sleep-E clinical trial. Method: In phase one..

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Grants

Awarded by National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) under its Programme Grants for Applied Research Programme


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Practitioner Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

This paper presents independent research funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) under its Programme Grants for Applied Research Programme (RP-PG-0615-20007). HH was supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Practitioner Fellowship (1136222). The MCRI was supported by the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program.