Effects of non-pharmacological interventions for insomnia in children with Autistic Spectrum Condition

PROJECT TITLE EFFECTS OF NON-PHARMACOLOGICAL INTERVENTIONS FOR INSOMNIA IN CHILDREN WITH AUTISTIC SPECTRUM CONDITION
Funding body Lincolnshire Partnership Foundation NHS Trust
Total funding  -
Team
  • Sophie Keogh, Lincolnshire Partnership Foundation Trust (LPFT)
  • Dr Amulya Nadkarni, LPFT
  • Dr Mithlish Jha, LPFT
  • Dr Ffion Curtis, Lincoln Institute for Health (LIH), University of Lincoln
  • Prof Graham Law, CaHRU, University of Lincoln
  • Prof Chris Bridle, LIH, University of Lincoln
  • Prof Niro Siriwardena, CaHRU, University of Lincoln
Team/consortium
  • Lincolnshire Partnership Foundation Trust
  • University of Lincoln: Lincoln Institute for Health; Community and Health Research Unit
Overarching aim The overarching aim is to conduct a systematic review of the effects of non-pharmacological interventions for insomnia in children with an autistic spectrum condition.
Objectives
  • It is estimated that about 1 in every 160 children has an Autism Spectrum Condition and that between 40-80% have sleep difficulties which have serious implications for the child’s wellbeing.
  • The objectives of this study are to conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis of the effectiveness of non-pharmacological interventions for insomnia in children with an autistic spectrum condition.
Methods Systematic review.
Outcomes
  • Partnerships: a key outcome will be to develop collaborative research with Lincolnshire Partnership Foundation Trust.
  • Future funding bids: we will use this pump priming as the basis for submission for external funding to further develop research in this area on a wider scale.
Outputs Peer reviewed research and conference presentations.
Impact We aim to create impact by using the findings to inform the future development of a non-pharmacological intervention for insomnia in children with autistic spectrum condition.

 

 

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