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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/152375
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Sleep patterns of patients with restless legs syndrome
Abstract:
Sleep patterns of patients with restless legs syndrome
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Lee, Ja Young, MSN, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Sunlin College
Title:Associate Professor
Co-Authors:Myungae Kim, RN, PhD and Eun Ju Lee, RN, PhD
[Research Presentation] For sleep assessment, this study examined and compared sleep patterns of patients with restless legs syndrome with normal group by an actigraph. The data collection was from March to April 2006. The subjects concerning this study were 10 patients having restless legs syndrome that had been diagnosed by a neurologist, and 10 subjects in the normal group. The data was collected by MTI Health Services industry software program for actigraph analysis and analyzed with Mann-Whitney U test and Spearman's rho with SPSS 12.0 program. The results from this study were as follows: There were significant differences between normal group and RLS group on sleep efficiency (U=215.00, p=.001) and number of awakenings (U=294.50, p=.033) that had been measured by an actigraph. There were significant differences between normal group and RLS group on sleep latency (U=198.50, p=.000), sleep efficiency (U=262.50, p=.009), Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (U=8.00, p=.001) and Insomnia Severity Index (U=7.50, p=.001) that had been measured by subjective sleep parameters. There were significant positive correlation on total sleep time (r=.643, p=.000) and the number of awakenings (r=.434, p=.001) between sleep parameters measured by an actigraph and sleep parameters measured by sleep diary. In the above results, patients with restless leg syndrome have sleep problem about decreased sleep efficiency and increased number of awakenings. Therefore, the actigraph applied was a useful indicator for evaluating sleep. I suggest that an actigraph should be used as an objective measurement tool in assessing sleep patterns and evaluating effects of the treatment on subjects having sleep problems.
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.titleSleep patterns of patients with restless legs syndromeen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152375-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Sleep patterns of patients with restless legs syndrome</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">Lee, Ja Young, MSN, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Sunlin College</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">ntg91@hanmail.net</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Myungae Kim, RN, PhD and Eun Ju Lee, RN, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] For sleep assessment, this study examined and compared sleep patterns of patients with restless legs syndrome with normal group by an actigraph. The data collection was from March to April 2006. The subjects concerning this study were 10 patients having restless legs syndrome that had been diagnosed by a neurologist, and 10 subjects in the normal group. The data was collected by MTI Health Services industry software program for actigraph analysis and analyzed with Mann-Whitney U test and Spearman's rho with SPSS 12.0 program. The results from this study were as follows: There were significant differences between normal group and RLS group on sleep efficiency (U=215.00, p=.001) and number of awakenings (U=294.50, p=.033) that had been measured by an actigraph. There were significant differences between normal group and RLS group on sleep latency (U=198.50, p=.000), sleep efficiency (U=262.50, p=.009), Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (U=8.00, p=.001) and Insomnia Severity Index (U=7.50, p=.001) that had been measured by subjective sleep parameters. There were significant positive correlation on total sleep time (r=.643, p=.000) and the number of awakenings (r=.434, p=.001) between sleep parameters measured by an actigraph and sleep parameters measured by sleep diary. In the above results, patients with restless leg syndrome have sleep problem about decreased sleep efficiency and increased number of awakenings. Therefore, the actigraph applied was a useful indicator for evaluating sleep. I suggest that an actigraph should be used as an objective measurement tool in assessing sleep patterns and evaluating effects of the treatment on subjects having sleep problems.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:33:55Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:33:55Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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