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Fatigue in parents with unsettled infants

posted on 04.04.2018, 22:53 authored by NATHAN ANDREW WILSON
This thesis explored a number of aspects of the experience of fatigue among parents of infants with unsettled infant behaviours, such as persistent sleep and settling difficulties. Firstly, the research explored how fatigue can be accurately measured among parents with unsettled infants. Secondly, the research examined the differences between depression and fatigue symptoms among these parents. Thirdly, this research investigated how a brief residential early parenting program can help reduce fatigue and other psychological distress symptoms among these parents. This research will aid in the development of better assessment and treatment of fatigue symptoms among parents with unsettled infants.


Principal supervisor

Bei Bei

Additional supervisor 1

Karen Wynter

Additional supervisor 2

Jane Fisher

Additional supervisor 3

Clare Anderson

Additional supervisor 4

Shantha Rajaratnam

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Psychological Sciences

Campus location



Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology

Degree Type



Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences