Background: Asthma is a serious global health problem that often and adversely affects children. Between 20 and 30% of children in the pediatric population experience sleep problems. The responsibilities of providing nocturnal care and the stress that is directly tied to the illness affect caregiver sleep patterns in a similar way to how a chronic illness may have a direct impact on a child's sleep.
Objective: To examine the relationship between an asthmatic child's quality of life and their primary caregivers sleep habits.
Material & Method: According to inclusion and exclusion criteria, 50 patients with chronic asthma and their primary caregiver were recruited from the pediatric outpatient department of Civil Hospital Sec. 6, Panchkula, for cross-sectional correlational research. Children with asthma were given the Children Sleep Habit Questionnaire (CSHQ) and the Mini PAQLQ (mini pediatric asthma quality of life questionnaire), whereas primary caregivers were given the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) and the Pediatric Asthma Caregiver's Quality of Life Questionnaire (PACQLQ), respectively.
Results: With a correlation value of r = -.768, this study demonstrated a strong association between asthmatic children's sleep quality and quality of life. With a connection value of r = -.765, main carers' sleep quality and quality of life were also shown to be significantly correlated.
Conclusion: Based on findings of the study, there was a significant correlation between the sleep quality and quality of life in asthmatic children and primary caregiver.