Sleep disorders in children after burn injury

M. Kravitz, B. J. McCoy, D. M. Tompkins, W. Daly, J. Mulligan, R. L. McCauley, M. C. Robson, David Herndon

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Abstract

Eighty-two children and adolescents between the ages of 30 months and 20 years (mean, 11.8 years) who were admitted to one of two pediatric burn units with a mean initial burn injury of 43.8% total body surface area and a mean age at time of injury of 4.2 years were studied 1 year or more after burn injury (mean, 7.3 years). Subjects were found to have profound at-home sleep disorders, which were manifested as nightmares in 30 subjects (37%), bed-wetting in 20 (24%), and sleep-walking in 6 (18%). Dream content related to normal childhood topics in 45 patients (55%), burn injury in 6 (7%), and burn treatment in 5 (6%). No relationship exists between age at time of burn, length of time after burn injury, cause of burn injury, family history of nightmares, or patient history of bed-wetting and the incidence of nightmares. Daytime naps were reported in 50 subjects (63%), although 46 (mean age, 11.7 years) were well beyond the normal age for napping.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)83-90
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation
Volume14
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes

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Wounds and Injuries
Somnambulism
Burn Units
Body Surface Area
Sleep Wake Disorders
Pediatrics
Incidence
Therapeutics

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  • Emergency Medicine
  • Rehabilitation
  • Surgery
  • Nursing(all)
  • Health Professions(all)

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Kravitz, M., McCoy, B. J., Tompkins, D. M., Daly, W., Mulligan, J., McCauley, R. L., ... Herndon, D. (1993). Sleep disorders in children after burn injury. Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation, 14(1), 83-90.

Sleep disorders in children after burn injury. / Kravitz, M.; McCoy, B. J.; Tompkins, D. M.; Daly, W.; Mulligan, J.; McCauley, R. L.; Robson, M. C.; Herndon, David.

In: Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation, Vol. 14, No. 1, 1993, p. 83-90.

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Kravitz, M, McCoy, BJ, Tompkins, DM, Daly, W, Mulligan, J, McCauley, RL, Robson, MC & Herndon, D 1993, 'Sleep disorders in children after burn injury', Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 83-90.
Kravitz M, McCoy BJ, Tompkins DM, Daly W, Mulligan J, McCauley RL et al. Sleep disorders in children after burn injury. Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation. 1993;14(1):83-90.
Kravitz, M. ; McCoy, B. J. ; Tompkins, D. M. ; Daly, W. ; Mulligan, J. ; McCauley, R. L. ; Robson, M. C. ; Herndon, David. / Sleep disorders in children after burn injury. In: Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation. 1993 ; Vol. 14, No. 1. pp. 83-90.
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