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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155728
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Assessing the sleep problems of healthy elders
Abstract:
Assessing the sleep problems of healthy elders
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:1993
Conference Date:June 21 - 22, 1993
Author:Renwanz-Boyle, Andrea, DNS/DNSc/DSN
P.I. Institution Name:San Francisco State University Department of Nursing
Title:Assistant Professor
Background: Alterations in sleep behaviors and multiple sleep

problems are frequently encountered by healthy

aging individuals. Many well elders utilize sleeping medications

to treat these problems despite research

indication serious side effects associated with prescription

sleeping medicines including: falls with subsequent

hip fractures; sleep-related respiratory impairment; and physical

and psychological dependence on these highly

addictive drugs. Nurses have the potential to educate healthy

elders about non-pharmacologic strategies to

promote quality sleep such as relaxation techniques and physical

exercise. While these interventions can also

serve to promote self-care and decrease dependence on costly and

potentially dangerous drugs, many elders

continue to rely on sleeping medications to treat all sleep

problems.



Purpose: The purpose of this study was twofold: 1) to identify

the types of sleep problems experienced by a

group of healthy elders; and 2) to identify the types of

non-pharmacologic interventions these healthy elders

would be interested in learning.



Methods: Survey research design was utilized for this project. A

survey questionnaire was developed and pilot

tested for this study. Test-retest reliability and validity were

established for the instrument which was

administered to a non-random sample of 387 healthy elders in an

urban Health Maintenance Organization in

the Western United States from July, 1992, to November, 1992.

Descriptive statistics and content analysis were

employed in data analysis.



Results: A total of 467 seniors were invited to participate in the

sleep survey with 387 (83 percent) answering

survey questionnaires. The study findings have been groped into

the following four categories: demographic

data; health activities data; sleep profile; and sleep education.

Each will be discussed.



Implications: This study is important because it will enable

nurses to: 1) identify sleep problems experienced

by a group of well elders and 2) identify strategies for these

problems that may enhance the self-care capacities

and potentially decrease dependence on costly sleeping medications

for this population.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
21-Jun-1993
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAssessing the sleep problems of healthy eldersen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155728-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Assessing the sleep problems of healthy elders</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">1993</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">June 21 - 22, 1993</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Renwanz-Boyle, Andrea, DNS/DNSc/DSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">San Francisco State University Department of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Background: Alterations in sleep behaviors and multiple sleep<br/><br/>problems are frequently encountered by healthy<br/><br/>aging individuals. Many well elders utilize sleeping medications<br/><br/>to treat these problems despite research<br/><br/>indication serious side effects associated with prescription<br/><br/>sleeping medicines including: falls with subsequent<br/><br/>hip fractures; sleep-related respiratory impairment; and physical<br/><br/>and psychological dependence on these highly<br/><br/>addictive drugs. Nurses have the potential to educate healthy<br/><br/>elders about non-pharmacologic strategies to<br/><br/>promote quality sleep such as relaxation techniques and physical<br/><br/>exercise. While these interventions can also<br/><br/>serve to promote self-care and decrease dependence on costly and<br/><br/>potentially dangerous drugs, many elders<br/><br/>continue to rely on sleeping medications to treat all sleep<br/><br/>problems.<br/><br/><br/><br/>Purpose: The purpose of this study was twofold: 1) to identify<br/><br/>the types of sleep problems experienced by a<br/><br/>group of healthy elders; and 2) to identify the types of<br/><br/>non-pharmacologic interventions these healthy elders<br/><br/>would be interested in learning.<br/><br/><br/><br/>Methods: Survey research design was utilized for this project. A<br/><br/>survey questionnaire was developed and pilot<br/><br/>tested for this study. Test-retest reliability and validity were<br/><br/>established for the instrument which was<br/><br/>administered to a non-random sample of 387 healthy elders in an<br/><br/>urban Health Maintenance Organization in<br/><br/>the Western United States from July, 1992, to November, 1992.<br/><br/>Descriptive statistics and content analysis were<br/><br/>employed in data analysis.<br/><br/><br/><br/>Results: A total of 467 seniors were invited to participate in the<br/><br/>sleep survey with 387 (83 percent) answering<br/><br/>survey questionnaires. The study findings have been groped into<br/><br/>the following four categories: demographic<br/><br/>data; health activities data; sleep profile; and sleep education.<br/><br/>Each will be discussed.<br/><br/><br/><br/>Implications: This study is important because it will enable<br/><br/>nurses to: 1) identify sleep problems experienced<br/><br/>by a group of well elders and 2) identify strategies for these<br/><br/>problems that may enhance the self-care capacities<br/><br/>and potentially decrease dependence on costly sleeping medications<br/><br/>for this population.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:07:06Z-
dc.date.issued1993-06-21en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:07:06Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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