Sleep problems in ADHD children: relation to psychopatology and functioning

Doctoral Dissertation uoadl:2770246 651 Read counter

Τομέας Κοινωνικής Ιατρικής - Ψυχιατρικής και Νευρολογίας
Library of the School of Health Sciences
Deposit date:
Kontopoulou Foteini
Dissertation committee:
Χ. Παπαγεωργίου, Καθηγητής, Ιατρική, ΕΚΠΑ
Ε. Λαζαράτου, Αναπληρώτρια Καθηγήτρια, Ιατρική, ΕΚΠΑ
Δ. Δικαίος, Καθηγητής, Ιατρική, ΕΚΠΑ
Θ. Παπαρρηγόπουλος, Αναπληρωτής Καθηγητής, Ιατρική, ΕΚΠΑ
Δ. Αναγνωστόπουλος, Αναπληρωτής Καθηγητής, Ιατρική, ΕΚΠΑ
Α. Παπανικολάου, Αναπληρώτρια Καθηγήτρια, Ιατρική, ΕΚΠΑ
Κ. Ψάρρος, Επίκουρος Καθηγητής, Ιατρική, ΕΚΠΑ
Original Title:
Προβλήματα ύπνου στα παιδιά με διαταραχή ελλειμματικής προσοχής – υπερκινητικότητα και συσχέτιση τους με την ψυχοπαθολογία και τη λειτουργικότητα
Translated title:
Sleep problems in ADHD children: relation to psychopatology and functioning
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common psychiatric disorders in childhood. Although sleep problems in ADHD are quite frequent, their relationship to the clinical picture has not been adequately clarified. In this study we examine the relationship of sleep disorders with psychopathology and functioning in children with ADHD.
We examined 60 ADHD children between the ages of 4 and 17 years old with no comorbid somatic or psychiatric disorders. The questionnaires used were the Children's Sleep Habits Questionnaire (CSHQ) and the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL). Correlation and multiple linear regression analyses were performed.
The large majority of ADHD children suffer from sleep problems and for many the CBCL scores place them within the clinical spectrum regarding total competence, total problems, aggressive behaviour, internalising and externalising problems.
Total sleep problems as assessed by the CSHQ were strongly correlated with the total problems’ score of the CBCL (p=0,001).
Night awakenings, bed resistance and sleep anxiety were also correlated to CBCL total problems’ scale, as well as with CBCL scores of social problems and externalising problems, specifically aggressive behaviour.
Main subject category:
Health Sciences
ADHD, Children, Sleep problems, Functioning
Number of index pages:
Contains images:
Number of references:
Number of pages:
Foteini Kontopoulou-Phd.pdf (3 MB) Open in new window