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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: [sleep Quality Of Elders Living In Long-term Care Institutions].
Author: Araújo, Claudia Lysia de Oliveira
Ceolim, Maria Filomena
Abstract: This study was aimed at evaluating sleep quality and identifying sleep related problems among elderly people living in long-term care institutions in the city of São Paulo, Brazil. Subjects were 38 cognitively preserved elders living in these institutions for at least a year. Data collection was performed using the following instruments: Identification Form, Katz Index and Pittsburgh Sleep Quality index (PSQI). Results showed that 81.6% of the studied elders reported their sleep quality was good or very good. Nevertheless, there was an elevated frequency of sleep related problems such as: getting up to go to the bathroom (63.2%); getting up in the middle of the night or very early in the morning (50%); feeling too hot (23.7%); feeling pain (21.1%). These findings show an evident contradiction between elders' perception of their sleep quality and the actual elevated number of identified sleep problems.
Subject: Aged
Cross-sectional Studies
Homes For The Aged
Long-term Care
Quality Of Life
Citation: Revista Da Escola De Enfermagem Da U S P. v. 44, n. 3, p. 619-26, 2010-Sep.
Rights: aberto
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Date Issue: 2010
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