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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151227
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A Music Intervention to Help Cognitively Impaired Older Adults Fall Asleep
Abstract:
A Music Intervention to Help Cognitively Impaired Older Adults Fall Asleep
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Aud, Myra A., PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Missouri-Columbia
Title:Assistant Professor
Co-Authors:Rebecca A. Johnson, RN, PhD
[Research Presentation] Cognitively impaired older adult residents of Alzheimer's Special Care Units often experience difficulty falling asleep at night. Identifying an effective non-pharmacologic intervention to reduce the length of the sleep latency period would enhance resident comfort, reduce the use of sedating drugs, and reduce the risk of adverse medication effects. This quasi-experimental intervention research project evaluated use of music at bedtime to decrease the amount of time it took elderly residents of an Alzheimer's Special Care Unit to fall asleep (sleep latency), to reduce restlessness while waiting in bed to fall asleep, and to reduce use of sedating medications. The control condition of no music was compared with two types of music. á Twelve residents of an Alzheimer's Special Care Unit in a mid-Missouri skilled nursing facility were their own controls in this one group repeated measures design. Participation involved listening to music after going to bed and wearing a monitoring bracelet (Actigraph accelerometer) to measure the length of the sleep latency period and restlessness. Current nursing home medical records were reviewed to identify the use of sedating medications during the course of the project. The duration of the project was 28 consecutive nights: 7 nights of no music, 7 nights of soft classical music, 7 nights of no music, and 7 nights of soft contemporary music with nature sounds. Participants were put to bed at their usual times by their usual caregivers who also applied the monitoring bracelets and turned on the music. Data analysis is currently underway with calculation and comparison mean sleep latency, mean restlessness as quantified by actigraphy, and mean number of sedating doses of medications. The findings of this project will be used part of the preliminary work for a proposal to fund a larger version of this project.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleA Music Intervention to Help Cognitively Impaired Older Adults Fall Asleepen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151227-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">A Music Intervention to Help Cognitively Impaired Older Adults Fall Asleep</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Aud, Myra A., PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Missouri-Columbia</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">audm@missouri.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Rebecca A. Johnson, RN, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] Cognitively impaired older adult residents of Alzheimer's Special Care Units often experience difficulty falling asleep at night. Identifying an effective non-pharmacologic intervention to reduce the length of the sleep latency period would enhance resident comfort, reduce the use of sedating drugs, and reduce the risk of adverse medication effects. This quasi-experimental intervention research project evaluated use of music at bedtime to decrease the amount of time it took elderly residents of an Alzheimer's Special Care Unit to fall asleep (sleep latency), to reduce restlessness while waiting in bed to fall asleep, and to reduce use of sedating medications. The control condition of no music was compared with two types of music. &aacute; Twelve residents of an Alzheimer's Special Care Unit in a mid-Missouri skilled nursing facility were their own controls in this one group repeated measures design. Participation involved listening to music after going to bed and wearing a monitoring bracelet (Actigraph accelerometer) to measure the length of the sleep latency period and restlessness. Current nursing home medical records were reviewed to identify the use of sedating medications during the course of the project. The duration of the project was 28 consecutive nights: 7 nights of no music, 7 nights of soft classical music, 7 nights of no music, and 7 nights of soft contemporary music with nature sounds. Participants were put to bed at their usual times by their usual caregivers who also applied the monitoring bracelets and turned on the music. Data analysis is currently underway with calculation and comparison mean sleep latency, mean restlessness as quantified by actigraphy, and mean number of sedating doses of medications. The findings of this project will be used part of the preliminary work for a proposal to fund a larger version of this project.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:55:41Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:55:41Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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