http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Index ${session.getAttribute("locale")} 5 Effect of a consultation teaching behaviour modification on sleep performance in infants: a randornised controlled trial http://novaprd-lb.newcastle.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:597 = 15 h per 24 h, assessed by 7-day sleep diary at ages 6 and 12 weeks. Results: 268 families returned at least one sleep diary (137/171 intervention, 131/175 control), recording 3273 days. Two intervention infants were referred for low weight(gain. Total sleep time was 15 h or more per 24 h on 62% of recorded days in the intervention group, compared with 36% in the control group (P < 0.001). At 6 weeks of age, intervention infants slept a mean 1.3 h per day more than control infants (95% CI, 0.95-1.65), comprising a mean 0.5 h more night sleep (95% CI, 0.32-0.69) and 0.8 In more daytime sleep (95% CI, 0.56-1.07). At 12 weeks, intervention infants slept a mean 1.2 h per day more (95% CI, 0.94-2.14), comprising 0.64 h more night sleep (95% CI, 0.19-0.89) and 0.58 h more daytime sleep (95% CI, 0.39-1.03). There was no significant difference in crying time between the groups. Conclusions: A single consultation supported by written material in the first 3 weeks of a child's life improves sleep performance at 6 weeks of age. This improvement is maintained at 3 months.]]> Thu 25 Jul 2013 09:10:37 EST ]]>