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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Factors Associated With Sleep Quality In The Elderly Receiving Chemotherapy [fatores Associados à Qualidade Do Sono De Idosos Submetidos à Quimioterapia]
Author: Mansano-Schlosser T.C.
Ceolim M.F.
Abstract: Objective: to evaluate the characteristics of sleep and the factors associated with the quality of sleep in elderly patients receiving outpatient chemotherapy treatment. Method: cross-sectional study with 140 elderly patients (51.2% female, average age 69.8 years) with stage III or stage IV cancer (67.9%), undertaken in a university hospital in the state of São Paulo in 2010. The following instruments were used: sociodemographic and clinical characterization questionnaire, validated by specialists; Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index; Piper Fatigue Scale-reviewed; and a scale for the subjective measurement of pain. Results: the majority of the elderly (62.9%) had a score compatible with poor sleep quality. On average, the duration of sleep was 388.0 minutes, latency was 44.6 minutes and efficiency of 83.8%. Through multiple logistic regression analysis, an increase of 21% in the probability of having poor sleep quality was observed for each single-point increase in the intensity of the pain. Conclusion: nursing interventions aiming to promote better sleep quality for elderly patients with cancer must include measures for pain control.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/S0104-11692012000600012
Date Issue: 2012
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