Assessment of sleep in patients with lung cancer and breast cancer.

@article{Silberfarb1993AssessmentOS,
  title={Assessment of sleep in patients with lung cancer and breast cancer.},
  author={Peter M. Silberfarb and Peter J. Hauri and Thomas E. Oxman and Paula P. Schnurr},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  year={1993},
  volume={11 5},
  pages={
          997-1004
        }
}
PURPOSE AND METHODS We studied the sleep architecture and psychologic state of 32 patients with breast or lung cancer compared with 32 age- and sex-matched, normal-sleeping volunteers and 32 otherwise healthy insomniacs. RESULTS Research findings indicate that lung cancer patients slept as poorly as did insomniacs, but underreported their sleep difficulties. Breast cancer patients slept similarly to normal-sleeping volunteers. No psychiatric disorders were detected in the cancer patients, and… CONTINUE READING

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