↓ Skip to main content

Melatonin Versus Placebo in Children with Autism Spectrum Conditions and Severe Sleep Problems Not Amenable to Behaviour Management Strategies: A Randomised Controlled Crossover Trial

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders, June 2010
Altmetric Badge

About this Attention Score

  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (82nd percentile)
  • Above-average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (54th percentile)

Mentioned by

blogs
1 blog

Citations

dimensions_citation
101 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
135 Mendeley
citeulike
1 CiteULike
Title
Melatonin Versus Placebo in Children with Autism Spectrum Conditions and Severe Sleep Problems Not Amenable to Behaviour Management Strategies: A Randomised Controlled Crossover Trial
Published in
Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders, June 2010
DOI 10.1007/s10803-010-1036-5
Pubmed ID
Authors

Barry Wright, David Sims, Siobhan Smart, Ahmed Alwazeer, Ben Alderson-Day, Victoria Allgar, Clare Whitton, Heather Tomlinson, Sophie Bennett, Jenni Jardine, Nicola McCaffrey, Charlotte Leyland, Christine Jakeman, Jeremy Miles

Abstract

Twenty-two children with autism spectrum disorders who had not responded to supported behaviour management strategies for severe dysomnias entered a double blind, randomised, controlled crossover trial involving 3 months of placebo versus 3 months of melatonin to a maximum dose of 10 mg. 17 children completed the study. There were no significant differences between sleep variables at baseline. Melatonin significantly improved sleep latency (by an average of 47 min) and total sleep (by an average of 52 min) compared to placebo, but not number of night wakenings. The side effect profile was low and not significantly different between the two arms.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 135 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Japan 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Unknown 129 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 22 16%
Student > Master 22 16%
Researcher 19 14%
Other 16 12%
Student > Bachelor 11 8%
Other 45 33%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 47 35%
Psychology 23 17%
Unspecified 19 14%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 13 10%
Social Sciences 10 7%
Other 23 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 11 June 2010.
All research outputs
#2,097,186
of 12,316,253 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders
#1,099
of 3,051 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#25,411
of 142,182 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders
#24
of 53 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 12,316,253 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done well and is in the 82nd percentile: it's in the top 25% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 3,051 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 10.7. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 63% of its peers.
Older research outputs will score higher simply because they've had more time to accumulate mentions. To account for age we can compare this Altmetric Attention Score to the 142,182 tracked outputs that were published within six weeks on either side of this one in any source. This one has done well, scoring higher than 82% of its contemporaries.
We're also able to compare this research output to 53 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 54% of its contemporaries.