A nurse-led sleep service for children and young people with disability

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Ryan, Gemma Sinead, Burton, Louise and Bromley, Debbie 2014. A nurse-led sleep service for children and young people with disability. Primary Health Care. https://doi.org/10.7748/phc.24.6.16.e886
AuthorsRyan, Gemma Sinead, Burton, Louise and Bromley, Debbie
Abstract

Aim To evaluate the outcomes from a nurse-led, community-based sleep hygiene service for children and young people, which was designed and implemented in a community NHS trust. The project aimed to provide evidence for wider implementation of such a service across the trust. Method The project recruited 22 participants to an eight-week programme over six months and collected quantitative and qualitative data. It included evaluating service costs and collecting information about how the child’s sleep problem affected the carer and family pre- and post-intervention. Findings There was a significant, positive effect on quality-of-life measures, with two thirds of participants achieving 40% of their expectations by the end of the eight weeks. Parents said they felt ‘less helpless’ and they valued the support given in the home setting. Conclusion Cost and benefit analysis showed that the service could reduce costs associated with high-cost prescriptions. It could also positively affect community paediatric waiting lists and clinic appointments.

Aim To evaluate the outcomes from a nurse-led, community-based sleep hygiene service for children and young people, which was designed and implemented in a community NHS trust. The project aimed to provide evidence for wider implementation of such a service across the trust.

Method The project recruited 22 participants to an eight-week programme over six months and collected quantitative and qualitative data. It included evaluating service costs and collecting information about how the child’s sleep problem affected the carer and family pre- and post-intervention.

Findings There was a significant, positive effect on quality-of-life measures, with two thirds of participants achieving 40% of their expectations by the end of the eight weeks. Parents said they felt ‘less helpless’ and they valued the support given in the home setting.

Conclusion Cost and benefit analysis showed that the service could reduce costs associated with high-cost prescriptions. It could also positively affect community paediatric waiting lists and clinic appointments.

KeywordsChild health; Community services; Sleep hygiene; Community paediatric services
Year2014
JournalPrimary Health Care
PublisherRCNi
ISSN0264-5033
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.7748/phc.24.6.16.e886
Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10545/620706
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Publication dates25 Jun 2014
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ContributorsUniversity of Derby and Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
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