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Mental healthcare utilization and sleep disturbance: a pilot study.
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PMID:  20805919     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Disturbances in sleep are empirically associated with a number of different psychiatric disorders. In this pilot study, we examined whether four general queries about mental healthcare utilization ("Have you ever been seen by a psychiatrist?," "Have you ever been hospitalized in a psychiatric hospital?," "Have you ever been in counseling?," and "Have you ever been on medication for your nerves?") would evidence correlations with various aspects of sleep disturbance as measured by the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index. In a cross-sectional sample of convenience, we surveyed 75 internal medicine outpatients. We asked participants about the four preceding mental healthcare variables as well as sleep experiences using the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index. Prior to statistical analyses, we assigned one point to each mental healthcare utilization variable endorsed and developed a composite score (0-4). In analyses, while the mental-healthcare-utilization composite score was not related to overall sleep quality (i.e., the Global Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index Score), it was statistically significantly related to the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index component of Sleep Disturbance (p<.01). This suggests that while individuals with greater mental healthcare utilization do not evidence differences in overall sleep quality compared to those with low utilization, they do report more disturbances in sleep.
Randy A Sansone; Howard C Edwards; Jeremy S Forbis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Psychiatry (Edgmont (Pa. : Township))     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1555-5194     ISO Abbreviation:  Psychiatry (Edgmont)     Publication Date:  2010 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-31     Completed Date:  2011-07-14     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101484252     Medline TA:  Psychiatry (Edgmont)     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  44-6     Citation Subset:  -    
Dr. Sansone is a Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Internal Medicine at Wright State University School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio, and Director of Psychiatry Education at Kettering Medical Center in Kettering, Ohio.
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