Cognitive dysfunction in children with sleep disorders

Cognitive dysfunction in children with sleep disorders

Alternative title Disfunção cognitiva em crianças com distúrbios do sono
Author Carvalho, Luciane Bizari Coin de Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Prado, Lucila Bizari Fernandes do Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Silva, Luciana Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Almeida, Marilaine Medeiros de Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Silva, Tatiana de Almeida e Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Vieira, Célia Maria Alcântara Machado Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Atallah, Álvaro Nagib Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Prado, Gilmar Fernandes do Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract Sleep is basic for physical and cognitive development and some studies have suggested that there may be an association between sleep disorders (SD) and cognitive dysfunction (CD) in children. Little is known, however, about SD and cognition in 7-10-year-old children, a fact that motivated the present study. Method: We applied an SD questionnaire in 1180 children, 547 with SD and 633 without SD (CG), to assess cognition with a screening test (Bender Visual Motor Gestalt Test - BT). Results. We observed a similar frequency of CD in the children with SD (39%) and that ot the CG (40%). The 8-year-old children with SID presented a lower prevalence of CD than the CG (SD=6%, n=6; CG=13%, n=16; p=0.04). Conclusion: The frequency of children with CD was equal in the study and control groups when considering the total sample (7- to 10-year-old children). In contrast to our expectations, the SID group of 8-year-old children presented a lower frequency of CD than the control group.
Keywords sleep disorders
children and cognitive dysfunction
Language English
Date 2004-06-01
Published in Arquivos De Neuro-psiquiatria. Sao Paulo Sp: Assoc Arquivos Neuro- Psiquiatria, v. 62, n. 2A, p. 212-216, 2004.
ISSN 0004-282X (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Assoc Arquivos Neuro- Psiquiatria
Extent 212-216
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000221709400004
SciELO ID S0004-282X2004000200004 (statistics in SciELO)

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