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Parental stress is associated with poor sleep quality in parents caring for children with developmental disabilities

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dc.contributor.author Gallagher, Stephen
dc.contributor.author Phillips, Anna C
dc.contributor.author Carroll, Douglas
dc.date.accessioned 2010-10-19T22:53:13Z
dc.date.available 2010-10-19T22:53:13Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/586
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Objective This study examined the psychosocial predictors of poor sleep quality in parents caring for children with developmental disabilities. Methods Sixty-seven parents of children with developmental disabilities and 42 parents of typically developing children completed the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index, and measures of parental stress, child problem behaviors, and social support. Results Parents of children with developmental disabilities reported poorer sleep quality. Further, the majority of these parents met the established ‘poor sleepers’ criterion. The strongest predictor of poor sleep quality was parental stress. This finding withstood adjustment for a number of potential confounders. Conclusions Parental stress is associated with poor sleep quality in parents of children with developmental disabilities. The monitoring and management of sleep issues in these parental caregivers should be a priority for health professionals. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Oxford University Press en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Pediatric Psychology;35 (7), pp. 728-737
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jpepsy/jsp093
dc.subject behavior problems en_US
dc.subject developmental disabilities en_US
dc.subject sleep en_US
dc.subject social support en_US
dc.subject stress en_US
dc.title Parental stress is associated with poor sleep quality in parents caring for children with developmental disabilities en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.type.restriction none en
dc.internal.rssid 1385168


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