Melissa McGuinn

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STUDY OBJECTIVES To present psychometric data on a comprehensive, parent-report sleep screening instrument designed for school-aged children, the Children's Sleep Habits Questionnaire (CSHQ). The CSHQ yields both a total score and eight subscale scores, reflecting key sleep domains that encompass the major medical and behavioral sleep disorders in this age(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of parent-reported and self-reported sleep disturbances in a sample of school-aged children with attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). DESIGN Cross-sectional survey questionnaire. SETTING A multidisciplinary ADHD evaluation clinic in a children's teaching hospital (ADHD sample) and 3 elementary schools(More)
Relatively little is known about sleep habits, sleep disturbances, and the consequences of disordered sleep in school-aged children. This descriptive study examined a variety of common sleep behaviors in a group of 494 elementary school children, grades kindergarten through fourth, using a battery of sleep questionnaires that included parent, teacher, and(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the relationship between specific television-viewing habits and both sleep habits and sleep disturbances in school children. METHODS The parents of 495 children in grades kindergarten through fourth grade in three public elementary schools completed two retrospective survey questionnaires, one assessing their children's sleep(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine what sleep abnormalities may exist in children with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA). and their relationship to pain, dysfunction. and disease activity. METHODS Twenty-five children with active JRA (11 pauciarticular, 9 polyarticular, 5 systemic) had their sleep assessed by parallel, validated patient and parent questionnaires(More)
It is ironic that, while the term "Menière's disease" is becoming more and more well known today, published accounts of a biographic nature are scarce for the man for whom the eponym was devised: Prosper Menière. As we are obliged to turn to only a few avenues for this sort of information, we are fortunate to discover new sources of original materials to(More)
IN CONTRAST TO WHAT IS KNOWN ABOUT SLEEP HABITS AND SLEEP DISTURBANCES IN INFANTS AND TODDLERS1-4 AND IN PRESCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN,5-7 relatively few studies have addressed these issues in latency-aged children.8-10 Those studies which have examined sleep behavior in middle childhood11-13 have employed a variety of different interviews, brief questionnaires,(More)
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