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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Sleep Complaints Among Brazilian Senior Citizens From Municipalities With Different Human Development Indices [queixas De Sono Entre Idosos Brasileiros De Municípios Com Diferentes índices De Desenvolvimento Humano]
Author: dos Santos A.A.
Ceolim M.F.
Neri A.L.
Abstract: Purpose: To compare the occurrence of sleep complaints among senior citizens resident in the local communities of two municipalities with differing Human Development Indices (HDIs): Campinas, State of São Paulo (IDH = 0.852) and Parnaíba, State of Piauí (IDH = 0.674). Method: Descriptive study as part of the multicentric project going by the name of Frailty among Brazilian Senior Citizens (Fragilidade em Idosos Brasileiros - FIBRA). A total of 988 senior citizens were analysed, making use of a social and demographic questionnaire about sleep problems (Nottingham Health Profile); questions about naps (Minnesota Leisure Activity Questionnaire). The Chi-Square and Mann-Whitney tests were used in the analysis of the data, at a significance level of 5% (p<0.05). Results: The chronologically advantaged individuals in Parnaíba showed a higher incidence of sleep complaints when compared to the senior citizens of Campinas. There was a significant association between municipality and the following variables: number of sleep complaints, non-restoring sleep, precocious awakening, difficulty in falling and staying asleep. Conclusion: The nursing staff must intervene in favour of the promotion of health with actions that either reduce or prevent these sleep-related problems.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/S0104-11692012000500014
Date Issue: 2012
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