Ulla M Edéll-Gustafsson

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INTRODUCTION The aim of the present prospective multicenter cohort study was to examine the prevalence of sleep disturbance and its relation to the patient's reported health-related quality of life after intensive care. We also assessed the possible underlying causes of sleep disturbance, including factors related to the critical illness. METHODS Between(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES To explore and describe how parents of preterm and/or sick infants in neonatal care perceive their sleep. BACKGROUND Parents experience many stressful situations when their newborn infant is preterm and/or sick. This affects bonding. By developing more family-centred care units with single-family rooms, parents are given the(More)
1. The aim of this study was to examine degrees of cognitive behavioural effects of fatigue, mood changes and somatic responses to sleep loss in women with and without sufficient sleep, and to explore possible links between effects of sleep loss and specific sleep disturbances in selected groups. 2. A total 156 women working in a casualty department on(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to describe the sleep-wake cycle, sleep quality, fatigue and Health Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) measured with questionnaires, actigraphy and a sleep diary during a one-week period in patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis (PD) treatment at home. A further aim was to explore differences compared with patients with(More)
BACKGROUND Mechanical ventilator withdrawal can amount up to 40% of total ventilator time. Being on a mechanical ventilator is associated with risk of anxiety, post-traumatic stress syndrome, nosocomial pneumonia and premature mortality. PURPOSE The purpose of the present study was to describe different conceptions of nurses' facilitating decision-making(More)
BACKGROUND Caring for an ill child at home gives the family the chance to be together in a familiar environment. However, this involves several nocturnal sleep disturbances, such as frequent awakenings and bad sleep quality, which may affect parents' ability to take care of the child and themselves. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to describe(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES This study aimed to evaluate effects of a non-pharmacological intervention on sleep, activity and fatigue in patients receiving peritoneal dialysis by the use of both actigraphy registration and self-assessed questionnaires. BACKGROUND Insomnia is estimated to affect up to 60% of haemo- and peritoneal dialysis patients. It is(More)
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