Sleep and cognition in older adults with cardiovascular disease.

  title={Sleep and cognition in older adults with cardiovascular disease.},
  author={Chelsea Kociuba and Ashley J. Szabo and John J. Gunstad and Mary Beth Spitznagel and Vanessa A Potter and Joel W. Hughes and Donna J Waechter and Richard Josephson and Jim Rosneck},
  journal={The Journal of cardiovascular nursing},
  volume={25 6},
BACKGROUND Sleep problems are common in the normal population and likely to be especially prevalent in persons with cardiovascular disease. PURPOSE We examined the prevalence of sleep difficulties and their impact on cognitive function in 77 persons (mean age, 62.8 [SD, 12.5] years; 24% female) presenting for perfusion stress scan at an outpatient cardiology center. METHODS Participants completed the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index and Modified Mini-Mental State Examination as part of a… CONTINUE READING
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