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Medline ® Abstract for Reference 26

of 'Sleepwalking and other parasomnias in children'

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The use of scheduled awakenings to eliminate childhood sleepwalking.
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Frank NC, Spirito A, Stark L, Owens-Stively J
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J Pediatr Psychol. 1997 Jun;22(3):345-53.
 
Evaluated the use of scheduled awakenings to eliminate sleepwalking using a noncurrent multiple baseline design across three subjects with persistent sleep-walking. Treatment procedure involves having parents awaken children several hours after they go to sleep and just before the typical time of the sleepwalking episode. This intervention proved immediately successful in eliminating sleep-walking in all three children. Treatment effects were maintained at 3 and 6 months posttreatment. Implications for intervention and future research are discussed.
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Rhode Island Hospital, Province 02903, USA.
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