Application No: 2008-142Chief Investigator: Dr Harriet Hiscock - VIC
Can sleep intervention improve child sleep, behaviour, quality of life and school attendance in children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: a pilot study
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects up to 7.5% of Australian children. Between 50 and 70% of parents also report that their ADHD child has a sleep problem. Sleep problems are associated with poorer child behaviour, concentration, and school attendance. We want to know if managing sleep problems in ADHD children can improve these outcomes. This pilot will determine the best way to manage sleep problems in ADHD children and results will inform a larger effectiveness trial of this approach.