Longitudinal impact of resolution of snoring in young children on psychosocial functioning

Sarah N. Biggs, Lisa M. Walter, Angela Ranee Jackman, Lauren C. Nisbet, Aidan Weichard, Samantha Hollis, Margot J Davey, Vicki Anne Anderson, Gillian Michelle Nixon, Rosemary Sylvia Claire Horne

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To determine whether sustained resolution of sleep disordered breathing (SDB) in young children, either because of treatment or spontaneous recovery, predicted long-term improvements in quality of life, family functioning, and parental stress. STUDY DESIGN: Children diagnosed with primary snoring (n = 16), mild obstructive sleep apnea (OSA, n = 11), moderate-severe (MS) OSA (n = 8), and healthy nonsnoring controls (n = 25) at ages 3-5 years underwent repeat polysomnography at 6-8 years. Parents completed quality of life and parental stress questionnaires at both time points. Resolution of SDB was determined as obstructive apnea hypopnea index (OAHI)
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1272 - 1279
Number of pages8
JournalThe Journal of Pediatrics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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