Journal article

Study protocol: the sleeping sound with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder project

Emma Sciberras, Daryl Efron, Bibi Gerner, Margot Davey, Fiona Mensah, Frank Oberklaid, Harriet Hiscock



BACKGROUND: Up to 70% of children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) experience sleep problems including difficulties initiating and maintaining sleep. Sleep problems in children with ADHD can result in poorer child functioning, impacting on school attendance, daily functioning and behaviour, as well as parental mental health and work attendance. The Sleeping Sound with ADHD trial aims to investigate the efficacy of a behavioural sleep program in treating sleep problems experienced by children with ADHD. We have demonstrated the feasibility and the acceptability of this treatment program in a pilot study. METHODS/DESIGN: This randomised controlled trial (RCT) is being condu..

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Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHRMC)

Awarded by NHMRC

Funding Acknowledgements

We would like to acknowledge Professor Dorothy Bruck, Dr Rebecca Mitchell, Ms Sonia Khano, Ms Alex Cusson and Ms Grace Gordon for their help to commence this study in 2010. We would also like to thank all of the paediatricians, families and teachers who have participated in this study in 2010. This study has been funded by a Project Grant from the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHRMC) (No. 607362). Dr Sciberras's and Mrs Mensah's positions were funded by an NHMRC Population Health Capacity Building Grant (No. 436914) for the duration of this manuscript's preparation. Harriet Hiscock's position was funded by an NHMRC Career Development Award (No. 607351).