PARROT Patient Information

What are the sleep assessments?

Caregivers of children with NI often report poor sleep quantity and quality.

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PARROT also wants to see if long-term antibiotics can improve sleep for children and their caregivers.

At the beginning of the study and just before your 12 months face-to-face follow up, you will need to complete a 1-week sleep diary for your child.

The second sleep assessment is optional and looks at your sleep while your child is receiving treatment. Same as your child’s 1-week sleep diary, it will take place after trial entry but before the start of trial treatment, and once again just before the end of your child’s trial treatment.


This second sleep assessment is actigraphy. Actigraphy uses a monitor worn on the wrist whilst sleeping and monitors how much you move during your sleep.

You will wear the monitor, not your child. During the week you are wearing the actigraphy monitor, you will also complete a sleep log to document your sleep. The actigraphy data will let us look at sleep patterns of the primary caregivers and the impact of the different treatments.

Sleep actigraphy is optional so if you would like your child to take part in PARROT but you do not want to complete the sleep actigraphy and the associated sleep log, that is fine.


If you choose to take part in the sleep actigraphy and the associated caregiver sleep log your contact details , including name, address and telephone details, will be provided to Activinsights, the company who provide the wrist monitor and collate the data.

Your hospital site will input details into a contact database held by LCTC, Activinsights then obtain this information from the database. Activinsights will arrange with you the drop off and collection of the wrist monitors. You will also be provided with their information sheet and if you have any questions please contact your local research team.

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