The Relationship Between Severity of Epilepsy and Sleep Disorder in Epileptic Children

Dehghani, M and Fayyazi, A and Cheraghi, F and Hakimi, H and Mosazadeh, S and Almasi, S (2019) The Relationship Between Severity of Epilepsy and Sleep Disorder in Epileptic Children. Iran J Child Neurol, 13 (2).

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OBJECTIVE: Sleep disturbances are one of the most common behavioral problems in childhood. Sleep problems have an even greater prevalence in children with epilepsy and are one of the most common comorbid conditions in childhood epilepsy. MATERIALS & METHODS: This descriptive-correlation study with the general goal of determining the effects of epilepsy on sleep habits of epileptic children was conducted in Hamadan, western Iran, in 2014. Sampling was done using convenience sampling techniques. Data were collected using the Early Childhood Epilepsy Severity Scale (E-Chess) and Children's Sleep Habits Questionnaire (CSHQ) and analyzed using SPSS and descriptive and inferential statistics. RESULTS: The mean score of sleep habits was 55/08±6/71. Bedtime resistance (12/14±2/93), parasomnias (11/02±1/84) and sleep anxiety (8/29±2/46) were the most frequent sleep disorders in the studied sample. Based on Pearson's r, there were significant positive bidirectional relationships between bedtime resistance (rs =0.129, P<0.019), parasomnias (rs =0.298, P<0.005), sleep-disordered breathing (rs =0.295, P<0.005), CSHQ total score (rs =0.144, P<0.022) on the one hand, and children's epilepsy severity on the other. CONCLUSION: Sleep problems should not be overlooked, and a comprehensive review of the sleep habits of this group of patients should be conducted.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Medicine
Depositing User: samira sepahvandy
Date Deposited: 19 May 2019 05:25
Last Modified: 19 May 2019 05:25

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