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Predictors of sleep quality in community-dwelling older adults in northern taiwan.
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PMID:  23154436     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
BACKGROUND: : Poor sleep quality may have a significant and negative impact on physical and mental health. Poor sleep quality also increases the risk of all-cause mortality. Few studies have explored the sleep quality of community-dwelling older adults in Taiwan.
PURPOSE: : This study examined the prevalence of sleep disturbance and potential factors of influence in community-dwelling older people in Taiwan.
METHODS: : We used a cross-sectional design to recruit a total of 160 individuals 60 years of age or older from an urban area in northern Taiwan. All subjects completed a structured questionnaire that included demographic data, physical health status, a social activity/habit survey, as well as the Chinese versions of Barthel's index, Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index, short form of the Geriatric Depression Scale, the SF-36 Health-Related Quality of Life Survey, and the Physical Activity Scale for the Elderly.
RESULTS: : Participants reported a rate of sleep disturbance of 41.9%. Sleep disturbance was associated with nocturia and dizziness, hypertension, increased use of medications such as antihypertensives and gastric medicines, poor self-reported functional status, depression, and sedentary lifestyle. Logistic regression showed nocturia, sedentary lifestyle, and mental component summary score as significant predictors of sleep disturbance.
CONCLUSIONS/IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: : Sleep disturbance should be examined within the context of an individual's physical, mental, and social status. Symptom management education and an active lifestyle are necessary to promote sleep quality in older people.
Chiu-Yueh Yang; Ai-Fu Chiou
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of nursing research : JNR     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1948-965X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Nurs Res     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101128757     Medline TA:  J Nurs Res     Country:  China (Republic : 1949- )    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  249-60     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
1PhD, RN, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, National Yang-Ming University 2PhD, RN, Professor, School of Nursing, National Yang-Ming University.
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