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Sleep hygiene education: efficacy on sleep quality in working women.
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PMID:  21139448     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Although sleep hygiene education represents a promising approach for patients with poor sleep quality, little research has been devoted in understanding the sleep hygiene behavior and knowledge of working women.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the efficacy of a short-term sleep hygiene education program on working women with poor sleep quality.
METHODS: This pilot study was a prospective and an exploratory intervention study. The intervention was tested on 37 selected working women with poor sleep quality in the community. The Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (score > 5) was used to identify working women with poor sleep quality. After a pretest to assess sleep quality, researchers implemented a 5-week sleep hygiene education program that addressed good sleep environments/habits, emotional stress, the influence of diet/alcohol/tobacco on sleep, exercise, and alternative therapies. Tests administered midway through the program and after program completion provided the data used to analyze effective sleep quality changes.
RESULTS: Results showed sleep hygiene education to improve participant sleep quality significantly (p < .001). The sleep quality of all participants improved over both the 3- and the 5-week education program. The six components of the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (i.e., subjective sleep quality, sleep latency, sleep duration, sleep disturbances, use of sleeping medication, and daytime dysfunction) also improved.
CONCLUSION/IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: A brief and effective sleep hygiene education program delivered by a nurse can improve sleep quality in working women with sleeping problems.
Pao-Hui Chen; Hung-Yu Kuo; Ke-Hsin Chueh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of nursing research : JNR     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1948-965X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Nurs Res     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-08     Completed Date:  2011-04-05     Revised Date:  2013-11-06    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101128757     Medline TA:  J Nurs Res     Country:  China (Republic : 1949- )    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  283-9     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
Department of Nursing, Tri-Service General Hospital.
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MeSH Terms
Middle Aged
Patient Education as Topic*
Pilot Projects
Prospective Studies
Sleep Disorders / nursing,  rehabilitation*
Women, Working*

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