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Arq Neuropsiquiatr. 2008 Sep;66(3A):482-4.

Insomniac children maternal sleep and mood in São Paulo and Barcelona.

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Division of Clinical Neurology, Hospital das Clinicas, University of São Paulo Medical School, São Paulo, SP, Brazil.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To evaluate sleep characteristics verifying for the presence of depressive symptoms in mothers of insomniac children living in São Paulo (Brazil) and Barcelona (Spain).

METHOD:

Forty-six mothers were evaluated, 37 from São Paulo and nine from Barcelona, their ages varying from 19 to 44, and their children; otherwise healthy but with complaints of insomnia, their age varying from three to 33 months. The mothers' sleep quality was rated by the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), and the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI).

RESULTS:

91.30% of mothers reported poor sleep by PSQI standards. Regarding signs and symptoms of depression, 69.56% of all mothers in this sample showed them. Direct correlation between São Paulo mothers PSQI and BDI was found and also between the child's age and BDI.

CONCLUSION:

The mothers' poor sleep was related to mood changes with symptoms of depression presenting similar results in both cities.

PMID:
18813704
DOI:
10.1590/s0004-282x2008000400008
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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