Neurobehavioral Consequences of Sleep Apnea in Children
|Lung Diseases Sleep Apnea Syndromes|
|Study Start Date:||September 1999|
|Study Completion Date:||July 2004|
The study is in response to a Request for Applications (RFA) on Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Children. NHLBI issued the RFA in December, 1997, with co-sponsorship from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.
This cross-sectional study recruited a population-based sample of young children from among the more than 8000 children in Massachusetts enrolled in the on-going Infant Care Practices Study. Stratified sampling was used to assemble a cohort of 250 children with habitual snoring (> 3 nights/week), 100 children with occasional snoring (<3 nights/week), and 100 non-snoring children. These children were studied within 3 months of their fourth birthday using overnight laboratory polysomnography and a detailed neurobehavioral evaluation, in order to test the hypothesis that, after adjusting for potential confounding variables, both parent-reported snoring and polysomnographic measures were associated with standardized measures of the following neurobehavioral domains: immediate attention, sustained attention, working memory, and symptoms of hyperactivity. These data also provided an opportunity to determine normal values for polysomnographic measures in 4-year-old children and to determine the prevalence of snoring and polysomnographic abnormalities among 4-year-old children.
The study completion date listed in this record was obtained from the "End Date" entered in the Protocol Registration and Results System (PRS) record.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00006323
|OverallOfficial:||Daniel Gottlieb||Boston University|