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dc.contributor.authorSkuladottir, Arna
dc.contributor.authorThome, Marga
dc.contributor.authorRamel, Alfons
dc.date.accessioned2006-05-18T11:16:28Z
dc.date.available2006-05-18T11:16:28Z
dc.date.issued2005-11-01
dc.identifier.citationInt J Nurs Stud 2005, 42(8):843-50en
dc.identifier.issn0020-7489
dc.identifier.pmid16210022
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2004.12.004
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2336/2823
dc.descriptionTo access full text version of this article. Please click on the hyperlink "Full Text" at the bottom of this pageen
dc.description.abstractThis study explores the duration and timing of day time waking periods required for sleep disturbed infants to improve day and night sleep. Seventy-nine sleep disturbed outpatients with day and night sleep problems were investigated before and two weeks after a brief sleep intervention. Data were collected by interviewing parents on their infants' day and night sleep patterns. Besides instructing the parents on night sleep regulation, they were advised to regulate day sleep. After the intervention, duration of day and night sleep increased and frequency of night waking decreased. The mean duration of the first waking period in the morning did not change, but the range decreased. The mean duration of the last waking period in the evening increased. The frequency of short and irregular day naps and the need for assistance in falling asleep decreased after the intervention. It is recommended that the last waking before night sleep is lengthened to reduce day and night sleep problems.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/B6T7T-4FB93R3-1/2/9e64005a9ad949804be6655ac93b7855en
dc.subjectSleep Disorders, Circadian Rhythmen
dc.subjectHealth Promotionen
dc.subjectInfant Careen
dc.subjectParentsen
dc.subjectAnxiety, Separationen
dc.subjectParent-Child Relationsen
dc.subjectChild Psychologyen
dc.subjectWakefulnessen
dc.subjectTrusten
dc.subjectTemperamenten
dc.subjectChild, Preschoolen
dc.subjectInfanten
dc.subjectTime Factorsen
dc.subjectHumansen
dc.subjectFemaleen
dc.subjectMaleen
dc.subjectAnalysis of Varianceen
dc.subjectNursing Evaluation Researchen
dc.subjectQuestionnairesen
dc.subjectIcelanden
dc.subjectResearch Support, Non-U.S. Gov'ten
dc.titleImproving day and night sleep problems in infants by changing day time sleep rhythm: a single group before and after studyen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalInternational journal of nursing studiesen
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html.description.abstractThis study explores the duration and timing of day time waking periods required for sleep disturbed infants to improve day and night sleep. Seventy-nine sleep disturbed outpatients with day and night sleep problems were investigated before and two weeks after a brief sleep intervention. Data were collected by interviewing parents on their infants' day and night sleep patterns. Besides instructing the parents on night sleep regulation, they were advised to regulate day sleep. After the intervention, duration of day and night sleep increased and frequency of night waking decreased. The mean duration of the first waking period in the morning did not change, but the range decreased. The mean duration of the last waking period in the evening increased. The frequency of short and irregular day naps and the need for assistance in falling asleep decreased after the intervention. It is recommended that the last waking before night sleep is lengthened to reduce day and night sleep problems.


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