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Pediatric Sleep Questionnaire: Normalization and Validation Study

09:05 EDT 24th July 2014 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The information gathered from normal pediatric patients seen at the Pediatric Neurology Clinic in the DCAM and LaRabida Children's Hospital will be used to standardize and validate the information gathered from pediatric patients with sleep disorders. This will serve as the information source for a pediatric sleep database.

Description

A sleep questionnaire will be administered to patients who present to the Pediatric Neurology Clinic and LaRabida Children's Hospital. The questions asked are those routinely obtained in the clinical practice of sleep medicine. Medical students, residents and faculty as part of their normal clinical responsibilities will administer the questionnaire. The database will be maintained in Filemaker Pro program for future research purposes. Collection of the data will require approximately 15 minutes. A database file number not related to the patient medical record number will be assigned to each patient. The investigator will keep a separate log linking patient database number and patient medical record number. The logbook will be kept under lock and key by the investigator.

Study Design

Observational Model: Case-Only, Time Perspective: Prospective

Conditions

Sleep Disorders

Location

The University of Chicago
Chicago
Illinois
United States
60637

Status

Active, not recruiting

Source

University of Chicago

Results (where available)

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