Managing the Quality of Sleep Among Elderly Patients Using the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/152773
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Presentation
Title:
Managing the Quality of Sleep Among Elderly Patients Using the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index
Abstract:
Managing the Quality of Sleep Among Elderly Patients Using the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2011
Author:Rajaram, Sujata, RN, MSN, (Gerontology)
P.I. Institution Name:Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
Title:Senior Nurse Clinician
Co-Authors:Eileen Cheah BSC, Nurse Clinician
Cinthia Lim RN, RN
[2nd International Nursing Research Conference for the World Academy of Nursing Science - Presentation] Introduction: Sleep is a necessary for life.  When normal ageing changes, medical problems, psychiatric problems and psychosocial issues can alter the pattern and quality of sleep as one grows older and thus affect the quality of life. Assessment of sleep patterns enables the nurse to intervene immediately by implementing interventions with the client.
Method: The Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) is an effective instrument created by Buysse et.al in 1989. It measured the quality and patterns of sleep in the older adult. It differentiates ?poor? from ?good? sleep by measuring seven areas: subjective sleep quality, sleep latency, sleep duration, habitual sleep efficiency, and sleep disturbances, use of sleep medication, and daytime dysfunction over a month. The client self relates each of these seven areas of sleep. Scoring of the answers is based on a 0 to 3 scale,  3 reflecting the negative extreme on the Likert scale. A global sum of ?5?or greater indicates a ?poor? sleeper
Result: . 7 patients who had sleeping problems were assessed. Data using the PSQI was collected from the 18th of June till the 18th of July 2010.  Of these 7 patients, 4  summed up to 5 to 6 as their global PSQI score. 2  were given sleep medication to improve their sleeping patterns and  2  were referred to a psychologist. 3  were found to have subjective sleep problems; 2  were overweight and were asked to start an exercise program.  1 was found to lead a sedentary lifestyle and was encouraged to be  active.  
Conclusion: The PSQI can be used for both initial assessment and ongoing comparative measurements with older adults across all health settings.  The scale can be adapted to enable the client to respond verbally to items on the scale by having the nurse read the statements to the client
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.titleManaging the Quality of Sleep Among Elderly Patients Using the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Indexen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152773-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Managing the Quality of Sleep Among Elderly Patients Using the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index</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">2011</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Rajaram, Sujata, RN, MSN, (Gerontology)</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Khoo Teck Puat Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Senior Nurse Clinician</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">rajaram.sujata@alexandrahealth.com.sg</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Eileen Cheah BSC, Nurse Clinician<br/>Cinthia Lim RN, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[2nd International Nursing Research Conference for the World Academy of Nursing Science - Presentation] Introduction: Sleep is a necessary for life.&nbsp; When normal ageing changes, medical problems, psychiatric problems and psychosocial issues can alter the pattern and quality of sleep as one grows older and thus affect the quality of life. Assessment of sleep patterns enables the nurse to intervene immediately by implementing interventions with the client. <br/>Method: The Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) is an effective instrument created by Buysse et.al in 1989. It measured the quality and patterns of sleep in the older adult. It differentiates ?poor? from ?good? sleep by measuring seven areas: subjective sleep quality, sleep latency, sleep duration, habitual sleep efficiency, and sleep disturbances, use of sleep medication, and daytime dysfunction over a month. The client self relates each of these seven areas of sleep. Scoring of the answers is based on a 0 to 3 scale,&nbsp; 3 reflecting the negative extreme on the Likert scale. A global sum of ?5?or greater indicates a ?poor? sleeper <br/>Result: . 7 patients who had sleeping problems were assessed. Data using the PSQI was collected from the 18th of June till the 18th of July 2010. &nbsp;Of these 7 patients, 4 &nbsp;summed up to 5 to 6 as their global PSQI score. 2 &nbsp;were given sleep medication to improve their sleeping patterns and&nbsp; 2 &nbsp;were referred to a psychologist. 3 &nbsp;were found to have subjective sleep problems; 2 &nbsp;were overweight and were asked to start an exercise program.&nbsp; 1 was found to lead a sedentary lifestyle and was encouraged to be &nbsp;active. &nbsp; <br/>Conclusion: The PSQI can be used for both initial assessment and ongoing comparative measurements with older adults across all health settings. &nbsp;The scale can be adapted to enable the client to respond verbally to items on the scale by having the nurse read the statements to the client</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:49:14Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:49:14Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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