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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153113
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Sleep Alterations Prevalence in a Mexican Nurses' Sample
Abstract:
Sleep Alterations Prevalence in a Mexican Nurses' Sample
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2009
Author:Marquez-Gamino, Sergio, MD, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of Guanajuato
Title:Professor
Co-Authors:Carol M. Baldwin, PhD, RN, AHN-BC; Cipriana Caudillo-Cisneros, MS, RN; Luxana Reynaga-Ornelas, MN, RN; Octavio A. Jimenez-Garza, MS, RN; Mary Z. Mays, PhD; Laura Mata-Rojas,
[Research Presentation] A close relation between sleep and general health status has been reported. Without no doubt sleep is one of the main contributing factors to reach physical and psychosocial well-being. The nursing profession has been considered a high health risk occupation. Several health alterations have been associated to nursing (Susuki, 2005; Hignett, 1996). Sleep deprivation, often occurring during the nursing practice, induces labour related errors and accidents. It can also be a causal factor to deleterious changes in the practitioner's health. Work shifts can increase health risks. Gastrointestinal, cancer, and psychiatric diseases, work capacity reduction, as well as proclivity to drugs abuse have been reported. Purpose: To assess prevalence of sleep disorders in Mexican hospital nurses. Methods: The Sleep Heart Health Study (SHHS) questionnaire was answered in situ by 104 clinical nurses. The mean age of the sample was 34.6 +/- 11.9 y.o. All the respondents were females. Additionally, weight and height were measured, and BMI calculated. A customized questionnaire on the individual?s health was also applied. Results: 37.5% of participants declared sleep alterations. The higher frequency was exhibited by those working night shifts. 55.8% reported snoring, and 5.9% sleep apnea. 19.3% had problems to begin sleeping. 10.6% reported excessive daytime fatigue. Conclusion: In spite of being a young sample, this nursing professionals display a high prevalence of sleep alterations. This high prevalence of sleep disorders associated to the nursing profession could increase the health risks, mainly for chronic degenerative diseases.
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 Alterations Prevalence in a Mexican Nurses' Sampleen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153113-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Sleep Alterations Prevalence in a Mexican Nurses' Sample</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">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Marquez-Gamino, Sergio, MD, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Guanajuato</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">smgamino@gmail.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Carol M. Baldwin, PhD, RN, AHN-BC; Cipriana Caudillo-Cisneros, MS, RN; Luxana Reynaga-Ornelas, MN, RN; Octavio A. Jimenez-Garza, MS, RN; Mary Z. Mays, PhD; Laura Mata-Rojas,</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] A close relation between sleep and general health status has been reported. Without no doubt sleep is one of the main contributing factors to reach physical and psychosocial well-being. The nursing profession has been considered a high health risk occupation. Several health alterations have been associated to nursing (Susuki, 2005; Hignett, 1996). Sleep deprivation, often occurring during the nursing practice, induces labour related errors and accidents. It can also be a causal factor to deleterious changes in the practitioner's health. Work shifts can increase health risks. Gastrointestinal, cancer, and psychiatric diseases, work capacity reduction, as well as proclivity to drugs abuse have been reported. Purpose: To assess prevalence of sleep disorders in Mexican hospital nurses. Methods: The Sleep Heart Health Study (SHHS) questionnaire was answered in situ by 104 clinical nurses. The mean age of the sample was 34.6 +/- 11.9 y.o. All the respondents were females. Additionally, weight and height were measured, and BMI calculated. A customized questionnaire on the individual?s health was also applied. Results: 37.5% of participants declared sleep alterations. The higher frequency was exhibited by those working night shifts. 55.8% reported snoring, and 5.9% sleep apnea. 19.3% had problems to begin sleeping. 10.6% reported excessive daytime fatigue. Conclusion: In spite of being a young sample, this nursing professionals display a high prevalence of sleep alterations. This high prevalence of sleep disorders associated to the nursing profession could increase the health risks, mainly for chronic degenerative diseases.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:03:07Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:03:07Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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