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Do Better Nights Mean Better Days? An Examination of a Behavioural Sleep Treatment Program on Health-Related Quality of Life on School-Aged Children

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dc.contributor.author Woodford, Kimberley
dc.date.accessioned 2009-04-20T19:01:33Z
dc.date.available 2009-04-20T19:01:33Z
dc.date.issued 2007-08
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10587/273
dc.description.abstract The present study was designed to determine if successful treatment of sleep problems results in improved health-related quality of life (HRQL) for school-aged children both with and without Disruptive Behaviour Disorders. The main hypothesis was that improved sleep would result in improved HRQL (physical, social, and emotional/behavioural health, as well as family well-being). The current study analyzed data collected from a larger sleep study, Better Nights, Better Days: Treatment for Sleep Difficulties, a module of the Family Help Program at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The current study demonstrated that the behaviourally-based sleep intervention of the larger study improved the overall sleep of its child participants, which in turn improved the HRQL. These results indicate that HRQL improves in children whose sleep problems were reduced after completion of a behavioural treatment delivered via distance. This was particularly the case in the psychosocial health domain, which is comprised of scores on subscales from the CHQ-PF50 and measures children's functional health and well-being. Results of the current study are in keeping with the extant body of literature which indicates that treatment of sleep difficulties can lead to improved health across multiple domains of a child's life. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Halifax en
dc.subject Nova Scotia en
dc.subject Sleep disorders en
dc.subject Treatment en
dc.subject Health and hygiene en
dc.subject Evaluation en
dc.subject Children en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.contributor.advisor Corkum, Penny
dc.title Do Better Nights Mean Better Days? An Examination of a Behavioural Sleep Treatment Program on Health-Related Quality of Life on School-Aged Children en


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