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Sleep dif?culties in adults with ID: personal and parental perception

Triantafyllopoulou, Paraskevi, Wiggs, L., Bunce, L. (2010) Sleep dif?culties in adults with ID: personal and parental perception. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 23 (5). p. 519. ISSN 1360-2322. (doi:10.1111/j.1468-3148.2010.00597_1.x) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

To investigate: (a) the sleep problems that young adults (YA) with ID might be experiencing taking into account their own perspective, (b) the relationship between the YA and their parents’ sleep and (c) the coincidence between the YA and their parents’ perception of the YA’s sleep.

Method: Twelve adults aged 19–25 years and their parents were recruited from day centres. The parents completed sleep questionnaires regarding the YA sleep, their own sleep and daytime sleepiness. A structured interview was also held with nine of the YA, investigating their sleep habits.

Results: A high prevalence of sleep problems was found in YA with ID with the most common being: day-time sleepiness, sleep onset delay and night waking. Parents underestimated their children’s overall sleep problems. There was an association between the parents’ and the YA sleep. Parents’ perception of their children’s sleep problems (i.e. parasomnias, night waking, sleep anxiety, duration and delay) coincided with the YA perception of their problems.

Conclusion: Findings are in line with previous research and con?rm the expectation that YA with ID experience sleep problems. The importance of including the individuals’ input when assessing complex states such as sleep was revealed. Future research is needed with a larger sample to con?rm the results.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/j.1468-3148.2010.00597_1.x
Additional information: Special Issue: Abstracts of the Third International Conference of IASSID-Europe, 20-22 October, 2010, Rome
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > HV1568 Disability studies
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
Depositing User: Jo Ruffels
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2013 09:21 UTC
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2019 10:35 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/34308 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Triantafyllopoulou, Paraskevi: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0946-5088
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