Psychomotor Vigilance Task Performance in Children Ages 6-11: Results From the Tucson Children's Assessment of Sleep Apnea

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Title:
Psychomotor Vigilance Task Performance in Children Ages 6-11: Results From the Tucson Children's Assessment of Sleep Apnea
Author:
Venker, Claire C.
Issue Date:
2006
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Abstract:
Although the psychomotor vigilance task (PVT) is commonly used in adult sleep research, normative data for PVT performance in children have not been published and performance in children with sleep disordered breathing (SDB) has not been explored. This report describes PVT performance among children participating in the Tucson Children's Assessment of Sleep Apnea (TuCASA). A community-based sample of 360 Caucasian and Hispanic children completed a standard PVT trial. Participants were 48% female and 36% Hispanic; mean age was 8.9 years. Children with respiratory disturbance index (RDI) >1 event/hour and those with parent-reported sleep problems were excluded from the normative analysis. Among normal sleepers, performance on several measures improved with increasing age and differed between boys and girls. No ethnic differences were detected. Among children with SDB, no differences in performance were identified. Age and gender differences in PVT performance must be considered when the PVT is utilized in pediatric populations.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Keywords:
children; pediatrics; psychomotor vigilance task; reaction time
Degree Name:
MS
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Epidemiology; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Roe, Denise J.; Goodwin, Jamie
Committee Chair:
Roe, Denise J.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoENen_US
dc.titlePsychomotor Vigilance Task Performance in Children Ages 6-11: Results From the Tucson Children's Assessment of Sleep Apneaen_US
dc.creatorVenker, Claire C.en_US
dc.contributor.authorVenker, Claire C.en_US
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractAlthough the psychomotor vigilance task (PVT) is commonly used in adult sleep research, normative data for PVT performance in children have not been published and performance in children with sleep disordered breathing (SDB) has not been explored. This report describes PVT performance among children participating in the Tucson Children's Assessment of Sleep Apnea (TuCASA). A community-based sample of 360 Caucasian and Hispanic children completed a standard PVT trial. Participants were 48% female and 36% Hispanic; mean age was 8.9 years. Children with respiratory disturbance index (RDI) >1 event/hour and those with parent-reported sleep problems were excluded from the normative analysis. Among normal sleepers, performance on several measures improved with increasing age and differed between boys and girls. No ethnic differences were detected. Among children with SDB, no differences in performance were identified. Age and gender differences in PVT performance must be considered when the PVT is utilized in pediatric populations.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
dc.subjectchildrenen_US
dc.subjectpediatricsen_US
dc.subjectpsychomotor vigilance tasken_US
dc.subjectreaction timeen_US
thesis.degree.nameMSen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEpidemiologyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorRoe, Denise J.en_US
dc.contributor.advisorGoodwin, Jamieen_US
dc.contributor.chairRoe, Denise J.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberQuan, Stuarten_US
dc.contributor.committeememberGoodwin, Jamieen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1636en_US
dc.identifier.oclc137356181en_US
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