Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 455-

A comment on sleep assessment of children with cerebral palsy: Using validated sleep questionnaire


Sunil K Raina 
 Department of Community Medicine, DR. RPGMC, Tanda, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India

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Sunil K Raina
Department of Community Medicine, DR. RPGMC, Tanda, Kangra Himachal Pradesh
India




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Raina SK. A comment on sleep assessment of children with cerebral palsy: Using validated sleep questionnaire.Ann Indian Acad Neurol 2013;16:455-455


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Raina SK. A comment on sleep assessment of children with cerebral palsy: Using validated sleep questionnaire. Ann Indian Acad Neurol [serial online] 2013 [cited 2019 Sep 20 ];16:455-455
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Sir,

Went through article entitled "Sleep assessment of children with cerebral palsy (CP): Using validated sleep questionnaire" published in your journal. [1] The authors must be lauded for their effort in dealing with sleep assessment with a sleep questionnaire. However, I feel that the study suffers methodologically in picking up and reporting on certain sleep related problems like for example in assessment of nightmares in young children. Assessing nightmares in healthy children of pre-school age is also a difficult job and it becomes more so in case of children with CP. The best example of this has been provided by the authors themselves in the discussion part of the article. If we look at the discussion, we hardly note a mention of nightmares being reported by other researchers dealing with sleep assessment. The fact that the study is based on a questionnaire makes it difficult to assess nightmares.

References

1Elsayed 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;16:62-5.