Journal article

Sleep well-be well study: improving school transition by improving child sleep: a translational randomised trial

Jon Quach, Lisa Gold, Sarah Arnup, Kah-Ling Sia, Melissa Wake, Harriet Hiscock

BMJ OPEN | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2013

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: The transition to primary school appears crucial for a child's future academic and psychological well-being. Addressing conditions which negatively affect children during this period, such as poor sleep, may improve these outcomes. Sleep problems are common and in a previous efficacy randomised controlled trial, we demonstrated that sleep problems can be identified and improved using school-based screening followed by a brief behavioural intervention. This trial will determine whether the same intervention is beneficial and cost-effective when delivered by an existing school-based health workforce. METHODS/DESIGN: We will recruit 334 children with sleep problems from approximat..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC)


Funding Acknowledgements

Research at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute is supported by the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Program. This project is funded by the Australian National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Project Grant (1024203).