Effect of Paediatric Atopic Dermatitis on Parental Sleep Quality

Ester Forer, Inbal Golan Tripto, Romi Bari, David Shaki, Aviv Goldbart, Amir Horev

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    Data on the impact of paediatric atopic dermatitis on parental sleep are scarce. The aim of this study was to examine the effects of paediatric atopic dermatitis on the quality of parents’ sleep. This cross-sectional study included parents of patients with atopic dermatitis and parents of healthy children who completed validated Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index questionnaires. The study and control groups were compared, as were results for mild and moderate atopic dermatitis with severe atopic dermatitis, mothers and fathers, and different ethnic groups. A total of 200 parents were enrolled. Sleep latency was significantly longer in the study group compared with the control group. Sleep duration was shorter in the parents of the mild AD group compared with the moderate-severe and control groups. Parents in the control group reported more daytime dysfunction than parents in the AD group. Fathers of children with AD reported more sleep disturbance than mothers.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article numberadv00879
    JournalActa Dermato-Venereologica
    StatePublished - 1 Jan 2023


    • Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index questionnaire
    • atopic dermatitis
    • children
    • eczema
    • sleep disturbance

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Dermatology


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