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

Dehghani, M and Fayyazi, A and Cheraghi, Fatemeh and Hakimi, H and Mosazadeh, S and Almasi, S (2019) The Relationship Between Severity of Epilepsy and Sleep Disorder in Epileptic Children. IRANIAN JOURNAL OF CHILD NEUROLOGY, 13 (2). pp. 77-88.

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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 (r(s) = 0.129, P<0.019), parasomnias (r(s) = 0.298, P<0.005), sleep-disordered breathing (r(s) = 0.295, P<0.005), CSHQ total score (r(s) = 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 > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Medicine
Depositing User: samira sepahvandy
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2019 07:00
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2019 07:00

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