Jonathan Kushnir

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STUDY OBJECTIVES To assess if sleep patterns and sleepiness are compromised in children with nocturnal enuresis (NE), in comparison with normal control subjects, and to evaluate the role of enuresis-related events during sleep. DESIGN Assessment of natural sleep patterns at home in a sample of children referred to enuresis clinics and controls. SETTING(More)
Nighttime fears (NF) and sleep problems continue to be major problems in clinical services. The aim was to assess the effects of two brief interventions on NF, and related sleep problems and parental fear-reducing behaviors in children. One hundred and four children aged 4–6 years with significant NF were randomly assigned into two intervention groups: the(More)
BACKGROUND Night-time fears are very common in preschool and early school years. However, to date, the links between night-time fears and sleep have not been assessed systematically. The aim of this study was to evaluate natural sleep patterns in children with night-time fears, and to assess the association between parental fear-related strategies and(More)
The objective is to examine underlying associations between childhood fears, behavior problems and neurobehavioral functioning (NBF) in school-age children. Healthy, regular school children (N = 135), from second, fourth and sixth grade classes were assessed. Data regarding children's fears and behavioral problems were obtained with the Revised Fear Survey(More)
BACKGROUND Listening to music has a stress-reducing effect in surgical procedures. The effects of listening to music immediately before a cesarean section have not been studied. The objective of this study was to assess the effects of listening to selected music while waiting for a cesarean section on emotional reactions, on cognitive appraisal of the(More)
BACKGROUND There is relatively little research on affective influences on physician behaviour, especially on prescribing and referrals. Affects include transitory moods and lasting emotions. OBJECTIVES We explored physician perceptions of the impact of four mood states on perceived rates of five behaviours: talking with patients, prescribing medications(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of our study was to examine the association between sleep disturbances and social anxiety disorder (SAD). Another aim was to explore the impact of cognitive behavioral group therapy (CBGT) for SAD on co-occurring sleep difficulties. METHODS Data were obtained retrospectively from patient files receiving CBGT for SAD. The sample included(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to assess the role of clinical context in determining the correspondence between actigraphic and reported sleep measures in preschool children. METHODS Sleep was assessed using actigraphy and parental reports in a clinical sample of 109 preschool children between the ages 4 and 6 years suffering from significant(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine if children who suffer from significant Nighttime Fears (NF) experience higher degree of general fears and behavioral problems and to explore whether effortful control mediates NF association with internalizing problems. METHODS One-hundred and nine preschool children (64 boys) between the ages 4 and 6years suffering from significant(More)
PURPOSE The current study examined possible links between threat perception, anxiety, conscientiousness and parental noncompliance with preoperative fasting instructions for their children. METHODS 100 mothers of children about to undergo an ambulatory elective surgery were divided to two equal groups based on compliance/noncompliance with pre surgery(More)