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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182065
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Reported Sleep Health and Viral Respiratory Illness in Nurses: A Collaborative Study
Author(s):
Smart, Denise
Author Details:
Denise Smart, DrPH, BSN, Assistant Professor, Washington State University, Spokane, Washington, USA, email: dsmart@wsu.edu
Abstract:
Poster presentation, ANCC National Magnet Conference: Despite the fact that the effects of poor sleep health, and chronic fatigue are known to have physical, mental, and psychosocial effects, hospital employees, especially nurses, must still provide 24 hour patient care coverage. Non-traditional work hours create a potential for sleep- work schedule maladaptation. This study aimed to determine if there were differences in sleep quality/quantity and self-reported viral illness (URI) between day and non-day shift nurses. Baccalaureate RN students as a team of primary investigators collaborated with a local Magnet community hospital. A 10-item quality of sleep Likert scale survey with additional items about workplace, work schedule, viral illness questions and sleep- wake activities was distributed to a convenience sample (N=131) of hospital nurses. No differences between reported viral illnesses, absenteeism for viral illness (m=2.9 days), or hours of reported sleep (m=7.5) were noted. Non-day shift nurses reported using more techniques to either stay awake while at work or to aid in sleep when not at work; there were significant differences in reported quality of sleep compared to day shift nurses. This project met two goals: to create a real-world research experience for students and to build a collaborative research relationship between an academic center and a Magnet hospital. The study offers insight into the sleep habits of RNs and identified areas for self-care initiatives. The cooperative nature of the project demonstrated that collaborative research projects can meet the educational needs of nursing students while increasing research opportunities for Magnet organizations.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2010
Conference Name:
ANCC National Magnet Conference
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Conference Location:
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Description:
The 14th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 13-15 October, 2010 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleReported Sleep Health and Viral Respiratory Illness in Nurses: A Collaborative Studyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSmart, Deniseen_US
dc.author.detailsDenise Smart, DrPH, BSN, Assistant Professor, Washington State University, Spokane, Washington, USA, email: dsmart@wsu.eduen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182065-
dc.description.abstractPoster presentation, ANCC National Magnet Conference: Despite the fact that the effects of poor sleep health, and chronic fatigue are known to have physical, mental, and psychosocial effects, hospital employees, especially nurses, must still provide 24 hour patient care coverage. Non-traditional work hours create a potential for sleep- work schedule maladaptation. This study aimed to determine if there were differences in sleep quality/quantity and self-reported viral illness (URI) between day and non-day shift nurses. Baccalaureate RN students as a team of primary investigators collaborated with a local Magnet community hospital. A 10-item quality of sleep Likert scale survey with additional items about workplace, work schedule, viral illness questions and sleep- wake activities was distributed to a convenience sample (N=131) of hospital nurses. No differences between reported viral illnesses, absenteeism for viral illness (m=2.9 days), or hours of reported sleep (m=7.5) were noted. Non-day shift nurses reported using more techniques to either stay awake while at work or to aid in sleep when not at work; there were significant differences in reported quality of sleep compared to day shift nurses. This project met two goals: to create a real-world research experience for students and to build a collaborative research relationship between an academic center and a Magnet hospital. The study offers insight into the sleep habits of RNs and identified areas for self-care initiatives. The cooperative nature of the project demonstrated that collaborative research projects can meet the educational needs of nursing students while increasing research opportunities for Magnet organizations.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:07:33Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:07:33Z-
dc.conference.date2010en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC National Magnet Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_US
dc.conference.locationPhoenix, Arizona, USAen_US
dc.descriptionThe 14th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 13-15 October, 2010 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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