Ulla M Edéll-Gustafsson

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OBJECTIVES To find out how patients perceive their health-related quality of life after they have been treated in an intensive care unit and whether preexisting disease influenced their perception. DESIGN : Follow-up, quantitative, dual-site study. SETTING Combined medical and surgical intensive care units of one university and one general hospital in(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine sleep before and after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) as well as measuring of quality of life (QoL), and to see if changes in subjectively rated sleep can be shown objectively by polysomnographic recordings. SAMPLE A consecutive sample of 38 male patients, aged 45-68, underwent CABG, Twenty-two patients were graded in New York(More)
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)
Self-reported sleep quality, strain and health in relation to perceived working conditions in females The aims of this study were to examine self-reported sleep quality, perceived strain and health in relation to working conditions; the prevalence and severity of sleep disturbances and daytime distress arising from poor sleep in women on different work(More)
The aim of this study was to describe habitual sleep, daytime symptoms, sleep-disturbing factors, current sleep during 1 week and fatigue in patients with peritoneal dialysis treatment at home and also discover predictions for sleep quality outcome. The knowledge should increase possibilities for supportive nursing health care. Fifty-five patients answered(More)
The purpose of this study was to examine sleep disturbance factors documented by the personnel and recorded noise level during two weeks before (measurement one M1) and after (measurement two M2) the implementation of a behavioural modification programme. The behavioural modification programme included non-disturbance periods on a neurointensive care unit(More)
The aim of this study was to examine the prevalence of depression and anxiety following coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) and to see how those patients with depression and anxiety differ in sleeping pattern. The individual reaction to sleep loss was tested as a predictor of certain emotional symptoms in the follow-up period. Thirty-eight males, between(More)
This study evaluated self-reported subjective health and effects of sleep loss according to perceived interfering cognitive anxiety related to falling asleep in patients with and without insufficient sleep and gender differences in these aspects 5 years after coronary artery bypass graft and transluminal coronary angioplasty. A total of 145 patients, five(More)
AIM To evaluate whether there are gender differences in insomnia, sleep quality, sleep efficiency (%), general arousal, disease-specific and health-related quality of life in patients with coronary artery disease, compared with an age- and gender-matched randomly selected group from the general population. BACKGROUND There are gender difference effects of(More)