Longitudinal course and outcome of chronic insomnia in Hong Kong Chinese children: a 5-year follow-up study of a community-based cohort.

@article{Zhang2011LongitudinalCA,
  title={Longitudinal course and outcome of chronic insomnia in Hong Kong Chinese children: a 5-year follow-up study of a community-based cohort.},
  author={Jihui Zhang and Siu Ping Lam and Shirley Xin Li and Albert Martin Li and Kelly Yee Ching Lai and Yun-kwok Wing},
  journal={Sleep},
  year={2011},
  volume={34 10},
  pages={1395-402}
}
OBJECTIVES There are limited data on the long-term outcome of childhood insomnia. We explored the longitudinal course, predictors, and impact of childhood insomnia in a community-based cohort. DESIGN 5-year prospective follow-up. SETTING Community-based. PARTICIPANTS 611 children (49% boys) aged 9.0 ± 1.8 years at baseline; 13.7 ± 1.8 years at follow-up. INTERVENTION NA. MAIN EXPOSURES Chronic insomnia was defined as difficulty initiating sleep, difficulty maintaining sleep and/or… CONTINUE READING
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