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Table 8 Association between sleep duration and quality of life/well-being in children aged 0–4 years

From: Systematic review of the relationships between sleep duration and health indicators in the early years (0–4 years)

No of studies Design Quality Assessment No of participants Absolute effect Quality
Risk of bias Inconsistency Indirectness Imprecision Other
Children were 3 years of age and followed until first-year junior high school (approximately 13 years old). Data were collected longitudinally (approximately a 10-year follow-up period). Sleep duration was assessed by parent report. Quality of life was assessed using the Dartmouth Primary Care Cooperative Project (COOP) charts.
1 Longitudinal studya Serious risk of biasb No serious inconsistency No serious indirectness No serious imprecision None 9674 Short sleep duration at 3 years of age (< 10 h vs. > 11 h) was not associated with quality of life at age ~13 years (OR = 1.15, 95% CI 0.99–1.33, p = 0.06) [82]. VERY LOW
  1. Due to the fact that only one study was published on sleep duration and quality of life/well-being, a meta-analysis was not possible
  2. aIncludes 1 longitudinal study [82]
  3. bSleep duration was parent-reported with no psychometric properties reported. Therefore, the quality of evidence was downgraded from “low” to “very low”