||EFFECTS OF NON-PHARMACOLOGICAL INTERVENTIONS FOR INSOMNIA IN CHILDREN WITH AUTISTIC SPECTRUM CONDITION
||Lincolnshire Partnership Foundation NHS Trust
- 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
- Lincolnshire Partnership Foundation Trust
- University of Lincoln: Lincoln Institute for Health; Community and Health Research Unit
||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.
- 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.
- 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.
||Peer reviewed publications:
Curtis F, Keogh S, Bridle C, Siriwardena AN, Nadkarni A, Laparidou D, Durrant S, Kargas N, Law G (2019). Effectiveness of non-pharmacological interventions for insomnia in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A systematic review and meta-analysis. PLoS One; 14(8):e0221428.
||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.