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:: Volume 16, Issue 4 (12-2014) ::
J Gorgan Univ Med Sci 2014, 16(4): 52-57 Back to browse issues page
Sleep problems in children with attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder
Derakhshanpour F1 , Vakili MA2 , Nomali M3 , Hosseini F * 4
1- Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Golestan Psychiatric Research Center, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran
2- Assistant Professor, Department of Health and Social Medicine, Medical Faculty, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran
3- Nurse, Research and Technology Department, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran
4- General Physician, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Minoodasht, Iran , f_hoseini96@yahoo.com
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Background and Objective: Attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most common neurodevelopmental disorder in childhood. 20-50% of ADHD affacted children have sleep disorders which can cause cognitive and behavioral disorders. This study was done to determine the sleep problems in children with ADHD. Method: In this case control study, 52 children with ADHD was considered as cases and 52 school age children without ADHD as a control group in Gorgan, northern Iran during 2013. Sleep habits (CSHQ) and DSM-IV questionnaires were filled for each child. Results: Sleep problems were observed in 45 (86.5%) and 36 (69.2%) of children in case and control group, respectively (P<0.05). The mean score of sleep problems in case and control group was 48.25±6.61 and 45.87±6.23, respectively (P<0.05). The score of resistance to sleep, anxious habits of sleep and waking during night in cases were more than controls (P<0.05). Conclusion: Sleep problems in children with ADHD are more frequent than children without ADHD.
Keywords: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Sleep problem, Children
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Derakhshanpour F, Vakili MA, Nomali M, Hosseini F. Sleep problems in children with attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder. J Gorgan Univ Med Sci 2014; 16 (4) :52-57
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