Description of subjective assessment of sleep characteristics by elderly individuals in a long-term care facility

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Title:
Description of subjective assessment of sleep characteristics by elderly individuals in a long-term care facility
Author:
Johnson, Donald Eldon, 1947-
Issue Date:
1991
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The elderly frequently express dissatisfaction with sleep quality and quantity. Disturbed sleep is a common complaint of residents in long-term care facilities. The purpose of this research was to describe the subjective assessment of sleep characteristics identified by elderly individuals living in a long-term care facility. In addition, the subjects perception of sleep prior to and following admission to the long-term care facility was compared. Information about the environmental factors which may have disrupted sleep was also identified. Sixteen female and four male subjects participated in this research. Subjects verbally responded to a 39 item questionnaire which was developed specifically for this study. Forty-five percent of the subjects rated their sleep in the nursing home as being worse than when they lived at home. Their bedtime hour moved to an earlier hour and the use of sleeping medication increased when compared to use at home. Physical illness, emotional stress, and changes in the sleep environment disturbed the sleep of the subjects. Although not quantitatively measured, the subjects reported that emotional stress disturbed their sleep more than physical illness or change in sleep environment.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Health Sciences, Nursing.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Nursing
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleDescription of subjective assessment of sleep characteristics by elderly individuals in a long-term care facilityen_US
dc.creatorJohnson, Donald Eldon, 1947-en_US
dc.contributor.authorJohnson, Donald Eldon, 1947-en_US
dc.date.issued1991en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe elderly frequently express dissatisfaction with sleep quality and quantity. Disturbed sleep is a common complaint of residents in long-term care facilities. The purpose of this research was to describe the subjective assessment of sleep characteristics identified by elderly individuals living in a long-term care facility. In addition, the subjects perception of sleep prior to and following admission to the long-term care facility was compared. Information about the environmental factors which may have disrupted sleep was also identified. Sixteen female and four male subjects participated in this research. Subjects verbally responded to a 39 item questionnaire which was developed specifically for this study. Forty-five percent of the subjects rated their sleep in the nursing home as being worse than when they lived at home. Their bedtime hour moved to an earlier hour and the use of sleeping medication increased when compared to use at home. Physical illness, emotional stress, and changes in the sleep environment disturbed the sleep of the subjects. Although not quantitatively measured, the subjects reported that emotional stress disturbed their sleep more than physical illness or change in sleep environment.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectHealth Sciences, Nursing.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineNursingen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1345428en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b27031044en_US
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