Sleep characteristics in hospitalized antepartum patients.

  title={Sleep characteristics in hospitalized antepartum patients.},
  author={A Gallo and Kathryn Aldrich Lee},
  journal={Journal of obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal nursing : JOGNN},
  volume={37 6},
OBJECTIVE To describe sleep characteristics in high-risk antepartum inpatients. DESIGN Prospective descriptive design. SETTING Tertiary hospital in southern California. PARTICIPANTS A convenience sample of 39 antepartum women. METHODS Data were collected from participants' medical records, questionnaires (General Sleep Disturbance Scale), actigraphy on days 3 to 4 after admission, and a sleep diary that included reasons for awakening and morning and evening fatigue ratings. RESULTS… CONTINUE READING