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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)
AIM Reported sleep quality was examined in relation to anxiety, depression, selected psycho-physiological sleep disturbing symptoms, daytime dysfunctions according to poor sleep, and quality of life 1 year after percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA). Furthermore, females were compared with age-matched males to examine any differences in(More)
OBJECTIVE The primary aim of this study was to systematically compare perceived sleep quality, sleeplessness behavior, sense of mastery, self-esteem, depression, subjective health, and effects of sleep loss in men and women with stable coronary artery disease (CAD). Further aims were to determine possible predictors of poor sleep quality and sense of(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 experience of tiredness linked to poor sleep in patients on peritoneal dialysis was explored using the qualitative method phenomenology. Eight women and six men in southeast Sweden were interviewed. The patients' descriptions were characterized by a circular structure "circling around in tiredness." This study illustrates the problems of tiredness and(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)
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)
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)
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)