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J Pediatr Health Care. 2003 Nov-Dec;17(6):324-31.

Sleep problems in pediatric practice: clinical issues for the pediatric nurse practitioner.

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St. Joseph's University, Philadelphia, PA 19131, USA. jmindell@sju.edu

Abstract

Sleep problems are highly prevalent in children and adolescents, but often go unrecognized and untreated in clinical settings. The purposes of this paper are to provide pediatric nurse practitioners with an understanding of the impact of sleep problems on children, their families, and on clinical pediatric practice; examine clinical practice issues that pediatric nurse practitioners identify as important regarding pediatric sleep; and provide practical information on current resources available for pediatric nurse practitioners and their patients on the prevention and treatment of pediatric sleep problems. The discussion of these issues incorporates results from a needs assessment survey on pediatric sleep completed by 317 pediatric nurse practitioners who attended the April 2003 Annual Conference of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners.

PMID:
14610449
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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