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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/579061
Title:
Sleep Variability and Geriatric Depression
Author:
Halpin, Colleen Lynel
Issue Date:
2015
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:
There are many studies documenting the positive association between depression and poor sleep. Most of this research, however, focuses on middle-aged or younger participants. The present study examined baseline data from a multi-site sleep study involving older adult participants (aged 60-80) to investigate the effects of variable sleeping patterns on depression in this population, using 14 days of sleep diaries and the Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS) 30. Using reference data provided Suh, Nowakowski, Bernert, Ong, Siebern, Dowdle, and Manber, (2012) as a standard, I calculated night-to-night variability by means of the nightly sleep diaries from 52 participants, and then examined the correlation between this variability score and mood disturbance symptoms using scores on the GDS of above 9 and above 11. No association was found between depression and sleep patterns in older adults, though this may be attributed to older adults mostly being "morning-type" people.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.A.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Psychology
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Sbarra, David

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleSleep Variability and Geriatric Depressionen_US
dc.creatorHalpin, Colleen Lynelen
dc.contributor.authorHalpin, Colleen Lynelen
dc.date.issued2015en
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
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
dc.description.abstractThere are many studies documenting the positive association between depression and poor sleep. Most of this research, however, focuses on middle-aged or younger participants. The present study examined baseline data from a multi-site sleep study involving older adult participants (aged 60-80) to investigate the effects of variable sleeping patterns on depression in this population, using 14 days of sleep diaries and the Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS) 30. Using reference data provided Suh, Nowakowski, Bernert, Ong, Siebern, Dowdle, and Manber, (2012) as a standard, I calculated night-to-night variability by means of the nightly sleep diaries from 52 participants, and then examined the correlation between this variability score and mood disturbance symptoms using scores on the GDS of above 9 and above 11. No association was found between depression and sleep patterns in older adults, though this may be attributed to older adults mostly being "morning-type" people.en
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen
thesis.degree.nameB.A.en
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychologyen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
dc.contributor.advisorSbarra, Daviden
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