Sleep disturbances in a community sample from preschool to school age

Forskningsoutput: TidskriftsbidragArtikelVetenskapligPeer review

Sammanfattning

Objective To study the prevalence of various sleep problems at school age in a Finnish community sample and to evaluate the persistence of the sleep problems from the preschool age to school age in a 4-year follow-up. Methods Parents completed the Sleep Disturbance Scale for Children questionnaire on their child's sleep during the preschool years (3-6 years) and again during the school years (7-11 years). At follow-up the parents also completed a questionnaire on family structure and socio-economic status. Results The parents of 481 children completed the questionnaires during both the first study and the follow-up (girls 49%, boys 51%; mean age 9, range 7-11). At the population level, sleep problems slightly declined from preschool to school age (P <0.05). However, sleep problems at preschool age showed a strong persistence to school age. At the follow-up, 35% of the children who were considered to have a sleep disorder at preschool age still suffered from it at school age. At the community level, this equates to 9% of the children. The children with no sleep problems at preschool age rarely developed sleep problems at school age. Conclusions This study showed that various types of sleep problems are common at school age. Sleep problems persisted from preschool to school age at the individual level. It is important to recognize all types of sleep problems, especially persistent ones. Persistent sleep problems in children may cause and exacerbate other somatic, cognitive and psychiatric problems. Therefore, more attention should be focused on sleep problems in paediatric health care with interventions aimed particularly at children with prolonged sleep problems.
Originalspråkengelska
TidskriftChild: Care, Health and Development
Volym38
Utgåva4
Sidor (från-till)572-580
Antal sidor9
ISSN0305-1862
DOI
StatusPublicerad - 2012
MoE-publikationstypA1 Tidskriftsartikel-refererad

Vetenskapsgrenar

  • 3123 Kvinno- och barnsjukdomar

Citera det här

@article{97327a94b74e4cfbab7a5abc0e8cbfa7,
title = "Sleep disturbances in a community sample from preschool to school age",
abstract = "Objective To study the prevalence of various sleep problems at school age in a Finnish community sample and to evaluate the persistence of the sleep problems from the preschool age to school age in a 4-year follow-up. Methods Parents completed the Sleep Disturbance Scale for Children questionnaire on their child's sleep during the preschool years (3-6 years) and again during the school years (7-11 years). At follow-up the parents also completed a questionnaire on family structure and socio-economic status. Results The parents of 481 children completed the questionnaires during both the first study and the follow-up (girls 49{\%}, boys 51{\%}; mean age 9, range 7-11). At the population level, sleep problems slightly declined from preschool to school age (P <0.05). However, sleep problems at preschool age showed a strong persistence to school age. At the follow-up, 35{\%} of the children who were considered to have a sleep disorder at preschool age still suffered from it at school age. At the community level, this equates to 9{\%} of the children. The children with no sleep problems at preschool age rarely developed sleep problems at school age. Conclusions This study showed that various types of sleep problems are common at school age. Sleep problems persisted from preschool to school age at the individual level. It is important to recognize all types of sleep problems, especially persistent ones. Persistent sleep problems in children may cause and exacerbate other somatic, cognitive and psychiatric problems. Therefore, more attention should be focused on sleep problems in paediatric health care with interventions aimed particularly at children with prolonged sleep problems.",
keywords = "paediatric, persistent sleep problems, sleep, PSYCHIATRIC-SYMPTOMS, 5-YEAR-OLD CHILDREN, BEHAVIORAL-PROBLEMS, CHILDHOOD, ASSOCIATIONS, PREVALENCE, PARENTS, PREADOLESCENTS, POPULATION, PERSISTENT, 3123 Gynaecology and paediatrics",
author = "P. Simola and E. Laitalainen and K. Liukkonen and P. Virkkula and T. Kirjavainen and A. Pitkaranta and Aronen, {E. T.}",
year = "2012",
doi = "10.1111/j.1365-2214.2011.01288.x",
language = "English",
volume = "38",
pages = "572--580",
journal = "Child: Care, Health and Development",
issn = "0305-1862",
publisher = "Wiley",
number = "4",

}

Sleep disturbances in a community sample from preschool to school age. / Simola, P.; Laitalainen, E.; Liukkonen, K.; Virkkula, P.; Kirjavainen, T.; Pitkaranta, A.; Aronen, E. T.

I: Child: Care, Health and Development, Vol. 38, Nr. 4, 2012, s. 572-580.

Forskningsoutput: TidskriftsbidragArtikelVetenskapligPeer review

TY - JOUR

T1 - Sleep disturbances in a community sample from preschool to school age

AU - Simola, P.

AU - Laitalainen, E.

AU - Liukkonen, K.

AU - Virkkula, P.

AU - Kirjavainen, T.

AU - Pitkaranta, A.

AU - Aronen, E. T.

PY - 2012

Y1 - 2012

N2 - Objective To study the prevalence of various sleep problems at school age in a Finnish community sample and to evaluate the persistence of the sleep problems from the preschool age to school age in a 4-year follow-up. Methods Parents completed the Sleep Disturbance Scale for Children questionnaire on their child's sleep during the preschool years (3-6 years) and again during the school years (7-11 years). At follow-up the parents also completed a questionnaire on family structure and socio-economic status. Results The parents of 481 children completed the questionnaires during both the first study and the follow-up (girls 49%, boys 51%; mean age 9, range 7-11). At the population level, sleep problems slightly declined from preschool to school age (P <0.05). However, sleep problems at preschool age showed a strong persistence to school age. At the follow-up, 35% of the children who were considered to have a sleep disorder at preschool age still suffered from it at school age. At the community level, this equates to 9% of the children. The children with no sleep problems at preschool age rarely developed sleep problems at school age. Conclusions This study showed that various types of sleep problems are common at school age. Sleep problems persisted from preschool to school age at the individual level. It is important to recognize all types of sleep problems, especially persistent ones. Persistent sleep problems in children may cause and exacerbate other somatic, cognitive and psychiatric problems. Therefore, more attention should be focused on sleep problems in paediatric health care with interventions aimed particularly at children with prolonged sleep problems.

AB - Objective To study the prevalence of various sleep problems at school age in a Finnish community sample and to evaluate the persistence of the sleep problems from the preschool age to school age in a 4-year follow-up. Methods Parents completed the Sleep Disturbance Scale for Children questionnaire on their child's sleep during the preschool years (3-6 years) and again during the school years (7-11 years). At follow-up the parents also completed a questionnaire on family structure and socio-economic status. Results The parents of 481 children completed the questionnaires during both the first study and the follow-up (girls 49%, boys 51%; mean age 9, range 7-11). At the population level, sleep problems slightly declined from preschool to school age (P <0.05). However, sleep problems at preschool age showed a strong persistence to school age. At the follow-up, 35% of the children who were considered to have a sleep disorder at preschool age still suffered from it at school age. At the community level, this equates to 9% of the children. The children with no sleep problems at preschool age rarely developed sleep problems at school age. Conclusions This study showed that various types of sleep problems are common at school age. Sleep problems persisted from preschool to school age at the individual level. It is important to recognize all types of sleep problems, especially persistent ones. Persistent sleep problems in children may cause and exacerbate other somatic, cognitive and psychiatric problems. Therefore, more attention should be focused on sleep problems in paediatric health care with interventions aimed particularly at children with prolonged sleep problems.

KW - paediatric

KW - persistent sleep problems

KW - sleep

KW - PSYCHIATRIC-SYMPTOMS

KW - 5-YEAR-OLD CHILDREN

KW - BEHAVIORAL-PROBLEMS

KW - CHILDHOOD

KW - ASSOCIATIONS

KW - PREVALENCE

KW - PARENTS

KW - PREADOLESCENTS

KW - POPULATION

KW - PERSISTENT

KW - 3123 Gynaecology and paediatrics

U2 - 10.1111/j.1365-2214.2011.01288.x

DO - 10.1111/j.1365-2214.2011.01288.x

M3 - Article

VL - 38

SP - 572

EP - 580

JO - Child: Care, Health and Development

JF - Child: Care, Health and Development

SN - 0305-1862

IS - 4

ER -