Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 62--65

Sleep assessment of children with cerebral palsy: Using validated sleep questionnaire


Riad M Elsayed1, Bothina M Hasanein1, Hala E Sayyah2, Mostafa M El-Auoty1, Noha Tharwat1, Tamer M Belal3 
1 Department of Pediatrics, Pediatric Neurology Unit, Mansoura University, Egypt
2 Department of Psychiatry, BeniSuef University, Egypt
3 Department Neurology, Mansoura University, Egypt

Correspondence Address:
Riad M Elsayed
Lecturer of Pediatric, Department of Pediatric, Pediatric Neurology Unit, Mansoura University
Egypt

Background: On the basis of clinical experience, it seems that sleep disturbances are common in children with cerebral palsy (CP); however, there is a lack of research and objective data to support this observation. Aim of Work: Our aim was to assess sleep of children with cerebral palsy, using validated sleep questionnaire. Subjects and Methods: one hundred children with diagnosis of CP were investigated via sleep questionnaires, with their ages from 2-12 years. The 100 children with CP were divided into two groups, pre-school group (52 children had a mean age 2.35 ± 1.04 years) and school ages group (48 children had a mean age 10.21 ± 3.75 years). Results: We found high incidence of sleep problem in both pre-school and school age groups. We found that pre-school children have more prevalence of early insomnia (46.2%, P value 0.028) and sleep bruxism (50%, P value 0.000), while school group suffer more sleep disordered breathing (SDB) (50%, P value 0.001), more nightmares (50%, P value 0.001), more sleep talking (12.5% P value 0.049), and more excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) (62.5%, P value 0.001). Conclusion: Results of our study indicate that CP children have high incidence of sleep problem in both pre-school and school age groups.


How to cite this article:
Elsayed RM, Hasanein BM, Sayyah HE, El-Auoty MM, Tharwat N, Belal TM. Sleep assessment of children with cerebral palsy: Using validated sleep questionnaire.Ann Indian Acad Neurol 2013;16:62-65


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Elsayed RM, Hasanein BM, Sayyah HE, El-Auoty MM, Tharwat N, Belal TM. Sleep assessment of children with cerebral palsy: Using validated sleep questionnaire. Ann Indian Acad Neurol [serial online] 2013 [cited 2020 May 28 ];16:62-65
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