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Sleep and behavioural problems associate with low mood in Finnish children aged 4–12 years: an epidemiological study

Overview of attention for article published in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health, October 2016
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Title
Sleep and behavioural problems associate with low mood in Finnish children aged 4–12 years: an epidemiological study
Published in
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health, October 2016
DOI 10.1186/s13034-016-0125-4
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Authors

K. Maasalo, T. Fontell, J. Wessman, E. T. Aronen

Abstract

Few studies have examined the associations between sleep, mood and behaviour in young children in the early stages of developing psychopathology. The purpose here was to examine the association of emotional problems, especially mood, with family and child characteristics, sleep and behavioural problems in 4-12 year-old children. The sample was population-based and included 1714 children. Parents filled in the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire and a background questionnaire on child and family characteristics. The associations between (a) emotional symptoms/mood and background variables, (b) emotional problems and conduct problems/hyperactivity and (c) mood and conduct problems/hyperactivity were examined with ordinal regression in univariate and multivariate models. Of the background variables, child's sleeping problems had the most powerful association with emotional symptoms and mood. Abnormal emotional problems score and emotional symptoms were associated with abnormal conduct problems and hyperactivity scores. Of the emotional symptoms, low mood was the one associated most strongly with conduct problems and hyperactivity after controlling for all significant background variables and other emotional symptoms. We conclude that in young children sleep problems associate with low mood. Low mood associates with behavioural problems. When a child presents with low mood or behavioural problems, a comprehensive assessment of their psychiatric symptoms, as well as their sleep problems, is recommended.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Finland 1 8%
Unknown 12 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 3 23%
Student > Master 3 23%
Researcher 2 15%
Unspecified 2 15%
Other 1 8%
Other 2 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 4 31%
Neuroscience 3 23%
Unspecified 2 15%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 8%
Sports and Recreations 1 8%
Other 2 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 73. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 13 August 2019.
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