Sleep quality and psychological wellbeing in mothers of children with developmental disabilities

Title

Sleep quality and psychological wellbeing in mothers of children with developmental disabilities

Creator

Chu Judy; Richdale AL

Publisher

Research In Developmental Disabilities

Date

2009

Description

Sleep and behavioural difficulties are common in children with developmental disabilities. Mothers often wake and tend to their child when their child is having sleep difficulties. Therefore, mothers of children with developmental disabilities can have poor sleep quality due to these disruptions. The present study investigated the impact of sleep and behaviour problems in children with developmental disabilities on mothers' sleep quality and psychological wellbeing. The sample consisted of 46 mothers and 50 children with developmental disabilities. The results indicated that greater sleep and behaviour problems in children were significantly associated with disturbed sleep and increased depression, anxiety and stress levels in mothers. Mothers' sleep disturbance was also found to significantly predict poor maternal psychological wellbeing. The research limitations, implications of findings, and directions for future research are also discussed.
2009

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

1512-1522

Issue

6

Volume

30

Citation

Chu Judy; Richdale AL, “Sleep quality and psychological wellbeing in mothers of children with developmental disabilities,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed January 20, 2022, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/13862.

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