Journal article

Behavioural sleep problems in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): protocol for a prospective cohort study

Kate Lycett, E Sciberras, FK Mensah, A Gulenc, H Hiscock

BMJ Open | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2014

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) commonly experience behavioural sleep problems, yet these difficulties are not routinely assessed and managed in this group. Presenting with similar symptoms to ADHD itself, sleep problems are complex in children with ADHD and their aetiology is likely to be multifactorial. Common internalising and externalising comorbidities have been associated with sleep problems in children with ADHD; however, this relationship is yet to be fully elucidated. Furthermore, limited longitudinal data exist on sleep problems in children with ADHD, thus their persistence and impact remain unknown. In a diverse sample of children with A..

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


Awarded by NHMRC Population Health Capacity Building Grant


Awarded by NHMRC Early Career Fellowships in Population Health


Awarded by NHMRC Career Development Award


Funding Acknowledgements

All aspects of the RCT, including follow-up, are funded by a Project Grant from the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC; No. 607362). All aspects of the cohort study involving children with no/mild sleep problems are funded by Centre for Community Child Health at the Royal Children's Hospital and the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute. Murdoch Childrens Research Institute is supported by the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program. KL is funded by the Hugh Rogers fund and a Murdoch Children's Research Institute Postgraduate Health Scholarship. ES and FM's positions are funded by an NHMRC Population Health Capacity Building Grant (No. 436914) and NHMRC Early Career Fellowships in Population Health (No. 1037159 and No. 1037449). HH's position is funded by an NHMRC Career Development Award (No. 607351).