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dc.contributor.authorBin Eid, Wasmiahen_US
dc.contributor.authorLim, Mengyuen_US
dc.contributor.authorGabrieli, Giulioen_US
dc.contributor.authorKölbel, Melanieen_US
dc.contributor.authorHalstead, Elizabethen_US
dc.contributor.authorEsposito, Gianlucaen_US
dc.contributor.authorDmitrou, Dagmaraen_US
dc.identifier.citationBin Eid, W., Lim, M., Gabrieli, G., Kölbel, M., Halstead, E., Esposito, G. & Dmitrou, D. (2022). Habilitation of sleep problems among mothers and their children with autism spectrum disorder: insights from multi-level exploratory dyadic analyses. Frontiers in Rehabilitation Sciences, 3.
dc.description.abstractFew habilitation strategies for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) consider their sleep-related problems. Together with the fact that caregivers of children with ASD also face issues with sleep, there may be yet-to-be uncovered relationships between caregiver-child sleep patterns and sleep quality, offering a key opportunity for clinicians to consider the needs of both child and caregiver in terms of sleep. 29 dyads of mothers and their children with ASD were recruited for this cohort study and both subjective (self-report questionnaires and sleep diaries) and objective (cortisol samples and actigraphy) measures of sleep were collected to investigate significant predictors of sleep quality. Comparative, correlational, and hierarchical analyses were conducted. Findings indicated that both mother and child experience sleep deprivation in terms of shorter sleep duration and poor sleep quality in terms of longer sleep onset latencies and a higher frequency of wake bouts. Exploratory hierarchical analyses also found that child-related sleep difficulties such as sleep disordered breathing and night waking significantly predict mothers’ sleep quality, which may point to the bi-directional influence of mother-child sleep. Based on these findings, it is recommended that clinicians adopt a family systems perspective and consider the sleep environment of the household, particularly that of the caregiver and child, when designing interventions for sleep-related problems in ASD. Finally, there is a need for additional support to promote good quality sleep among caregivers of children with ASD to bolster out-of-clinic care.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofFrontiers in Rehabilitation Sciencesen_US
dc.rights© 2022 Bin Eid, Lim, Gabrieli, Kölbel, Halstead, Esposito and Dimitriou. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.en_US
dc.subjectSocial sciencesen_US
dc.subjectSocial sciences::Psychologyen_US
dc.titleHabilitation of sleep problems among mothers and their children with autism spectrum disorder: insights from multi-level exploratory dyadic analysesen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Social Sciencesen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDivision of Psychologyen_US
dc.description.versionPublished versionen_US
dc.subject.keywordsMaternal Sleepen_US
dc.subject.keywordsChild Sleepen_US
dc.description.acknowledgementW.B. was funded by the Ministry of Education in Saudi Arabia. D.D. was funded by John and Lorna Wing Foundation, UK.en_US
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