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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160582
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Sleep and Mental Health of Older Wife Caregivers of Spouses with Dementia
Abstract:
Sleep and Mental Health of Older Wife Caregivers of Spouses with Dementia
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2002
Author:Willette-Murphy, Karen
P.I. Institution Name:Minnesota State University
Title:Assistant Professor
Contact Address:College of Allied Health and Nursing, 360 Wissink Hall, WH 335, Mankato, MN, 56001, USA
Contact Telephone:507.389.1593
Purpose, Conceptual Framework: The purpose of this study was to: (a) compare the sleep and mental health of older wife caregivers of spouses with dementia with noncaregiving wives; and (b) examine the relationship of selected caregiving variables and appraisal variables (reaction and burden) to the outcomes of sleep and mental health. A stress process model guided this study (S. Zarit, 1994). Sample: A convenience sample of 37 wife caregivers of community-dwelling spouses diagnosed with dementia was compared with a control group of 37 subjects who were at least 60 years of age. Method: In this descriptive study the caregiver subjects and controls were matched by age. Instruments completed once were: A demographic questionnaire, the Patient Memory and Behavior Problems Checklist and Reaction Measure, the Caregiver's Activity Time Survey, the Burden Interview, and the Mental Health Index. The Morin Daily Sleep Diary was completed for seven consecutive mornings. The findings were analyzed using descriptive statistics, t-tests, correlations, and multiple regression procedures. Results: In this study caregivers reported poorer sleep efficiency (t=-5.4, p<0.000). Other sleep scores, such as total sleep time, sleep onset latency, number and duration of awakenings, medication intake as a sleep aide, sleep quality and feeling upon arising also were poorer for caregivers. The exception was daily nap scores. Caregivers scored significantly more poorly on their mental health (t=15.3, p<.001). The caregiving and appraisal variables showed direct and indirect effects, with appraisal being the better predictor of mental health. In the prediction of sleep efficiency the reaction variable added the greatest indirect explanation. Conclusions: Caregivers should be counseled on the stressors and effective techniques of caregiving, methods of appraising their own sleep and health needs, and on healthful living strategies. These interventions may enable the caregiver to reappraise these stressors as less threatening.
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.titleSleep and Mental Health of Older Wife Caregivers of Spouses with Dementiaen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160582-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Sleep and Mental Health of Older Wife Caregivers of Spouses 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">2002</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Willette-Murphy, Karen</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Minnesota State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">College of Allied Health and Nursing, 360 Wissink Hall, WH 335, Mankato, MN, 56001, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">507.389.1593</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">karen.willette-murphy@mnsu.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose, Conceptual Framework: The purpose of this study was to: (a) compare the sleep and mental health of older wife caregivers of spouses with dementia with noncaregiving wives; and (b) examine the relationship of selected caregiving variables and appraisal variables (reaction and burden) to the outcomes of sleep and mental health. A stress process model guided this study (S. Zarit, 1994). Sample: A convenience sample of 37 wife caregivers of community-dwelling spouses diagnosed with dementia was compared with a control group of 37 subjects who were at least 60 years of age. Method: In this descriptive study the caregiver subjects and controls were matched by age. Instruments completed once were: A demographic questionnaire, the Patient Memory and Behavior Problems Checklist and Reaction Measure, the Caregiver's Activity Time Survey, the Burden Interview, and the Mental Health Index. The Morin Daily Sleep Diary was completed for seven consecutive mornings. The findings were analyzed using descriptive statistics, t-tests, correlations, and multiple regression procedures. Results: In this study caregivers reported poorer sleep efficiency (t=-5.4, p&lt;0.000). Other sleep scores, such as total sleep time, sleep onset latency, number and duration of awakenings, medication intake as a sleep aide, sleep quality and feeling upon arising also were poorer for caregivers. The exception was daily nap scores. Caregivers scored significantly more poorly on their mental health (t=15.3, p&lt;.001). The caregiving and appraisal variables showed direct and indirect effects, with appraisal being the better predictor of mental health. In the prediction of sleep efficiency the reaction variable added the greatest indirect explanation. Conclusions: Caregivers should be counseled on the stressors and effective techniques of caregiving, methods of appraising their own sleep and health needs, and on healthful living strategies. These interventions may enable the caregiver to reappraise these stressors as less threatening.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:04:56Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:04:56Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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