Gundula Röhnsch

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Sleep disorders are symptoms of many diseases. Persons suffering from multiple morbidities are affected most. We investigated the relationship between sleep and activities using assessment data of 2577 German nursing home residents. In total, 37.3 percent were affected by insomnia, 29.6 percent by non-restful sleep. We used SEM to analyze the relationship(More)
Are nurses aware that activities can reduce residents' daytime sleepiness and increase sleep quality at night in nursing homes? This question is studied in a project focusing on sleep disorders and multi-morbidity in long-term care. In Germany, episodic interviews with 32 nursing staff members (age 24-60 years) with different qualifications addressed their(More)
How do homeless adolescents think of health and perceive their own health status? Episodic interviews with (N = 24) homeless adolescents (age 14-20 years) in Germany addressed several aspects of the adolescents' representations of health: their definitions and experiences of health and links between both. Results show the meaning of health for participants(More)
The percentage of nursing home residents treated with hypnotic medications is high, as many authors report, despite the fact that such medications are almost always associated with undesirable effects for old people. This article takes a closer look at nursing home physicians' views of prescriptions when treating sleep disorders of nursing home residents.(More)
Understanding qualitative inquiry as a global endeavor and using it in a globalizing context leads to several challenges. Differences in concepts of what qualitative research is may become visible. Methods like interviews may have a different connotation in other cultures, where our interviewees come from. We may have to conduct and analyze interviews(More)
OBJECTIVE Which representations of care can be found in migrants with alcohol or drug problems from the former Soviet Union? How do they correspond with views in the care system? METHODS Episodic interviews with 46 migrants, expert interviews with 33 service providers; analysis with thematic coding. RESULTS For migrants and experts holistic care is(More)
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