Factors that affect sleep quality: perceptions made by patients in the intensive care unit after thoracic surgery

@article{Zhang2013FactorsTA,
  title={Factors that affect sleep quality: perceptions made by patients in the intensive care unit after thoracic surgery},
  author={Lei Zhang and Yong Sheng Sha and Qing Qing Kong and Jennifer Catherine Ai-lian Woo and Adam R Miller and Hong Li and Li Xin Zhou and Yi Zhou and Chang Wang},
  journal={Supportive Care in Cancer},
  year={2013},
  volume={21},
  pages={2091-2096}
}
This study identifies factors affecting sleep patterns among thoracic surgery patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) and compares the perceptions of sleep-disturbing factors between nurses and patients. One hundred and fifty-two patients and 40 nurses were surveyed using the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) and self-designed questionnaires (for patients and nurses). All statistical analyses were carried out by SPSS, and the following statistical methods were used to evaluate the data… CONTINUE READING

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