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Title: Cognitive dysfunction in children with sleep disorders
Other Titles: Disfunção cognitiva em crianças com distúrbios do sono
Authors: Carvalho, Luciane Bizari Coin de [UNIFESP]
Prado, Lucila Bizari Fernandes do [UNIFESP]
Silva, Luciana [UNIFESP]
Almeida, Marilaine Medeiros de [UNIFESP]
Silva, Tatiana de Almeida e [UNIFESP]
Vieira, Célia Maria Alcântara Machado [UNIFESP]
Atallah, Álvaro Nagib [UNIFESP]
Prado, Gilmar Fernandes do [UNIFESP]
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Keywords: sleep disorders
children and cognitive dysfunction
Issue Date: 1-Jun-2004
Publisher: Assoc Arquivos Neuro- Psiquiatria
Citation: Arquivos De Neuro-psiquiatria. Sao Paulo Sp: Assoc Arquivos Neuro- Psiquiatria, v. 62, n. 2A, p. 212-216, 2004.
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.
ISSN: 0004-282X
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