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American Journal of Nursing Research. 2020, 8(2), 297-302
DOI: 10.12691/ajnr-8-2-20
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Association between Sleep Habits and Quality of Life in Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Ahmed Hashem El-Monshed1, Azza Mohamed Fathy2 and Azhar A. Mohamed Shehata3, 4,

1Department of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, Faculty of Nursing-Mansoura University, Egypt

2Department of Pediatric Nursing, Faculty of Nursing-Port Said University, Egypt

3Department of Community Health Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Zagazig University, Egypt

4Department of Nursing Sciences, College of Applied Medical Sciences, Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, Wadi Eldawaser, KSA

Pub. Date: February 20, 2020

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Ahmed Hashem El-Monshed, Azza Mohamed Fathy and Azhar A. Mohamed Shehata. Association between Sleep Habits and Quality of Life in Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. American Journal of Nursing Research. 2020; 8(2):297-302. doi: 10.12691/ajnr-8-2-20


Background: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common chronic disorders which influence millions of children worldwide.It is a neurodevelopmental disorder that has a great impact on children in a critical period of development, the treatment of which extends over years. Aim: This study examined the association between sleep habits and quality of lifein children with ADHD. Methods: By using a descriptive cross-sectional study conducted on one hundred sixteen of children with ADHD attending the child psychiatric outpatient clinic of Mansoura University Hospitals. Three tools were usedfor data collection:A structured questionnaire of the socio demographic and clinical features, the Children’s Sleep Habits Questionnaire (CSHQ), and the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory (PedsQLTM). Results: The total mean (±SD) of sleep habits was 64.77 ± 18.43. The studied children rated themselves significantly better than their parents in all domains of PedsQLTM (P < 0.0001) and there were statistical significant associations between CSHQ score and PedsQLTM score (P≤0.001). Conclusion and recommendation: Sleep disorders are significantly associated with poor physical and psychosocial quality of life. It is possible that such sleep interventions in children with ADHD can enhance their quality of life.

Sleep Habits quality of life(QoL) Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder(ADHD)

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