Journal article

Adverse associations of sleep problems in Australian preschoolers: National population study

Harriet Hiscock, Louise Canterford, Obioha C Ukoumunne, Melissa Wake

PEDIATRICS | AMER ACAD PEDIATRICS | Published : 2007

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: In contrast to school-aged children, the impact of sleep problems in preschool-aged children is not well documented. We aimed to determine relationships between preschool-aged child sleep problems and child behavior; health-related quality of life; verbal, preliteracy, and early numeracy skills; diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder; and injury. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS: Participants included families (n = 4983) participating in the first wave of the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children, a nationally representative study of Australian children aged 4 to 5 years surveyed from March to November 2004. Measures consisted of a primary caregiver's report of whether ..

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