Latina adolescent sleep and mood: An ecological momentary assessment pilot study

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Problem: Sleep and mood represent two important malleable opportunities for adolescent health. This study investigated the sleep-mood relationship in adolescent girls. Methods: Short-term, longitudinal design. Latina adolescents (N = 19, mean age 15) completed ecological momentary assessments on sleep (perceived quality, self-report quantity) and mood (negative affect, positive affect, and positivity ratio). Findings: Adolescents sent 1,598 texts on sleep and mood. Bidirectional sleep-mood relationships were in expected directions; negative affect and the positivity ratio affect predicted adolescents' sleep quality. Conclusions: Interventions should encourage sleep-mood relationship awareness, and further research should identify significant differences to inform tailored interventions with adolescents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)132-141
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2014

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  • Adolescent
  • Ecological momentary assessment
  • Female
  • Mental health
  • Sleep
  • mHealth


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