Sleep Problems and Gastrointestinal Symptoms in ASD

Participant Information Sheet

The aim of the study is to examine sleep problems and gastrointestinal symptoms in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) between the ages of 3 to 17 years. We are interested in understanding the relationship between sleep problems and gastrointestinal symptoms, behavior problems, and quality of life. We are also interested in understanding how sleep problems and gastrointestinal symptoms affect both child and parent. Even if your child does not have sleep problems or gastrointestinal symptoms, you are still invited to take part as your information can tell us a lot about why these symptoms present in some children and not in others. If you wish to participate in this study, you are asked to complete the following questionnaire online.

I will be expected to present all related information to my academic supervisor, Dr. Geraldine Leader. We aim to publish this research in an academic journal. Should you agree to have your child participate, I can send you the article when it is published. You or your child will not be identified in any publication. Your child’s identity will be kept completely confidential, and will not be shared with anyone else.

Thank you for participating in this research.

If you have any questions about this research, my contact details are below.

Contact Information:

Arlene Mannion

PhD Candidate
Irish Centre for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Research (ICAN),
School of Psychology,
National University of Ireland, Galway.
Telephone: 00353 85 1338720
Email: a.mannion3@nuigalway.ie

Supervisor:
Dr. Geraldine Leader,
Irish Centre for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Research (ICAN),
School of Psychology,
National University of Ireland, Galway.

Email: geraldine.leader@nuigalway.ie