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

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@article{876ba94c6aca494a9f684593cb90e43a,
title = "Parental stress is associated with poor sleep quality in parents caring for children with developmental disabilities",
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.",
keywords = "stress, social support, sleep, developmental disabilities, behavior problems",
author = "S Gallagher and Anna Phillips and Douglas Carroll",
year = "2010",
month = aug,
day = "1",
doi = "10.1093/jpepsy/jsp093",
language = "English",
volume = "35",
pages = "728--737",
journal = "Journal of Pediatric Psychology",
issn = "0146-8693",
publisher = "Oxford University Press",
number = "7",

}

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Parental stress is associated with poor sleep quality in parents caring for children with developmental disabilities

AU - Gallagher, S

AU - Phillips, Anna

AU - Carroll, Douglas

PY - 2010/8/1

Y1 - 2010/8/1

N2 - 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.

AB - 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.

KW - stress

KW - social support

KW - sleep

KW - developmental disabilities

KW - behavior problems

U2 - 10.1093/jpepsy/jsp093

DO - 10.1093/jpepsy/jsp093

M3 - Article

C2 - 19875421

VL - 35

SP - 728

EP - 737

JO - Journal of Pediatric Psychology

JF - Journal of Pediatric Psychology

SN - 0146-8693

IS - 7

ER -