J Korean Acad Fundam Nurs.  2011 May;18(2):186-194.

Factors of Sleep Disturbance and Sleep Patterns According to Age in Older Hospitalized Women Patients

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  • 1Department of Nursing, Dongseo University, Korea. lhs7878@hanmail.net

Abstract

PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was to investigate factors of sleep disturbance and sleep patterns of elderly hospitalized women patients between young-old (65-74 years), old (76-84 years) and old-old (85 years and above).
METHODS
The questionnaire included the environmental disturbance factors (Paik, 2000), degree of pain (Wang & Kim,1995), disease symptoms (Paik, 2000), depression (Kee, 1996) and sleep patterns (Oh, Song, & Kim, 1998). Data were analyzed using frequencies, means, chi2-test, t-test, ANOVA, Scheffe, Pearson correlation coefficients and multiple regression (SPSS 14.0).
RESULTS
The middle, and oldest group's environmental disturbance factors of degree of pain, disease symptoms, depression and sleep patterns were higher than those of the younger group. The younger, middle, and oldest group's sleep pattern had a significant negative correlation with environmental disturbance factors, degree of pain, disease symptoms and depression. The model including variables related to environmental, physical and psychological disturbance factors, explained the following variances in sleep pattern: 26.8% for the youngest group, 27.6% for the middle group and 40.7% for the oldest group.
CONCLUSION
The result of this study offer basic data for the development of nursing intervention programs to improve sleep patterns for hospitalized women patients according to age differences.

Keyword

Aged; Women; Patients; Sleep

MeSH Terms

Aged
Depression
Female
Humans
Surveys and Questionnaires
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