The Effect of a Sleep Enhancement Intervention on the Level of Cognition in Patients with Dementia

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160169
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Effect of a Sleep Enhancement Intervention on the Level of Cognition in Patients with Dementia
Abstract:
The Effect of a Sleep Enhancement Intervention on the Level of Cognition in Patients with Dementia
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2005
Author:Tutlewski, Sharon
P.I. Institution Name:Valparaiso University
Title:Principal Investigator
Contact Address:College of Nursing, 836 Laporte Avenue, Valparaiso, IN, 46383, USA
Contact Telephone:219-464-5289
Evidence shows that sleep deprivation leads to decreased cognition. In patients with dementia (AD), decreased cognition intensifies, creating a need for assistance with performance of activities of daily living (ADL). This study's purpose was to examine the effect of sleep enhancement on the cognitive level of institutionalized elderly patients with AD and with sleep disorders. The theoretical framework guiding this study was HendersonÆs, where health is defined as one's ability to independently meet 14 psychological and physiological components (ADL's). A convenience sample of elderly institutionalized subjects, suffering from sleep disorders and decreased cognition, was selected for this quasiexperiment. That patients with impaired cognition and with sleep disorders may have higher Mini-Mental State Exam (MMSE) scores after receiving sleep enhancement than when they do not receive sleep enhancement was the tested hypothesis. A second hypothesis tested was that sleep enhancement increases the quality of sleep. The MMSE was utilized to measure cognition, Mini-Motion loggers (MML) measured sleep quality and Zolpidem 5mg. was administered orally before bed to enhance sleep. Subjects were tested before wearing the MML, after wearing the MML for 5 days, and again after wearing the MML while taking Zolpidem 5 mg. for 5 nights. Paired sample t-test showed that Zolpidem increases both quality of sleep and level of cognition in the institutionalized patient with AD. (Poster Presentation)
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Effect of a Sleep Enhancement Intervention on the Level of Cognition in Patients with Dementiaen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160169-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Effect of a Sleep Enhancement Intervention on the Level of Cognition in Patients with Dementia</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Tutlewski, Sharon</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Valparaiso University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Principal Investigator</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing, 836 Laporte Avenue, Valparaiso, IN, 46383, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">219-464-5289</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">stutlewski@comcast.net</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Evidence shows that sleep deprivation leads to decreased cognition. In patients with dementia (AD), decreased cognition intensifies, creating a need for assistance with performance of activities of daily living (ADL). This study's purpose was to examine the effect of sleep enhancement on the cognitive level of institutionalized elderly patients with AD and with sleep disorders. The theoretical framework guiding this study was Henderson&AElig;s, where health is defined as one's ability to independently meet 14 psychological and physiological components (ADL's). A convenience sample of elderly institutionalized subjects, suffering from sleep disorders and decreased cognition, was selected for this quasiexperiment. That patients with impaired cognition and with sleep disorders may have higher Mini-Mental State Exam (MMSE) scores after receiving sleep enhancement than when they do not receive sleep enhancement was the tested hypothesis. A second hypothesis tested was that sleep enhancement increases the quality of sleep. The MMSE was utilized to measure cognition, Mini-Motion loggers (MML) measured sleep quality and Zolpidem 5mg. was administered orally before bed to enhance sleep. Subjects were tested before wearing the MML, after wearing the MML for 5 days, and again after wearing the MML while taking Zolpidem 5 mg. for 5 nights. Paired sample t-test showed that Zolpidem increases both quality of sleep and level of cognition in the institutionalized patient with AD. (Poster Presentation)</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:41:25Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:41:25Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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