Parent reported sleep problems in preschool children with sickle cell anemia and controls in East London

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Title: Parent reported sleep problems in preschool children with sickle cell anemia and controls in East London
Authors: Downes, Michelle
De Haan, Michelle
Kirkham, Fenella J.
Telfer, Paul T.
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Date: 15-Nov-2016
Online since: 2019-05-07T10:14:04Z
Abstract: Snoring and poor sleep may affect cognition, particularly in young children with chronic conditions. Parents of London preschoolers with sickle cell anemia (SCA; n = 22), matched controls (n = 24), and unselected typically developing (n = 142) preschoolers completed sleep questionnaires. Preschoolers with SCA had significantly more sleep problems when compared to matched controls and the larger population. Snoring occurred at least one to two nights a week for 79% of the SCA group. This is compared with 25% of matched controls and 33% of larger population. Randomized controlled trials to improve sleep in young children with SCA already at-risk for cognitive dysfunction should be considered.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Wiley
Journal: Pediatric Blood and Cancer
Volume: 64
Issue: 6
Start page: e26337
Copyright (published version): 2016 Wiley Periodicals Inc.
Keywords: Early interventionObstructive sleep apneaSickle cell diseaseSleepSleep disordered breathingSnoring
DOI: 10.1002/pbc.26337
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Psychology Research Collection

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