Impairments in attention in occasionally snoring children

An event-related potential study

Maria E. Barnes, Elizabeth A. Huss, Krista N. Garrod, Eric Van Raay, Ehab Dayyat, David Gozal, Dennis L Molfese

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Objective: To determine whether minimal snoring is benign in children. Procedure: 22 rarely snoring children (mean age = 6.9 years, 11 females) and age- and sex-matched controls participated in an auditory oddball task wearing 128-electrode nets. Parents completed the Conners Parent Rating Scales-Revised Long (CPRS-R:L). Results: Snorers scored significantly higher on four CPRS-R:L subscales. Stepwise regression indicated that two ERP variables from a region of the ERP that peaked at 844 msec post-stimulus onset predicted CPRS-R:L Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Index scores. Conclusions: Occasional snorers, according to parental report, do exhibit ADHD-like behaviors. Basic sensory processing is longer than in controls, suggesting that delayed frontal activation requires more effort in snorers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)629-649
Number of pages21
JournalDevelopmental Neuropsychology
Volume34
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2009

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Impairments in attention in occasionally snoring children : An event-related potential study. / Barnes, Maria E.; Huss, Elizabeth A.; Garrod, Krista N.; Van Raay, Eric; Dayyat, Ehab; Gozal, David; Molfese, Dennis L.

In: Developmental Neuropsychology, Vol. 34, No. 5, 01.09.2009, p. 629-649.

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Barnes, Maria E. ; Huss, Elizabeth A. ; Garrod, Krista N. ; Van Raay, Eric ; Dayyat, Ehab ; Gozal, David ; Molfese, Dennis L. / Impairments in attention in occasionally snoring children : An event-related potential study. In: Developmental Neuropsychology. 2009 ; Vol. 34, No. 5. pp. 629-649.
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