The sleep experience of medical and surgical patients.

@article{Tranmer2003TheSE,
  title={The sleep experience of medical and surgical patients.},
  author={Joan E. Tranmer and Janice P. Minard and Lee Ann Fox and Lu{\'i}s Rebelo},
  journal={Clinical nursing research},
  year={2003},
  volume={12 2},
  pages={159-73}
}
This study described and compared the sleep experience of medical and surgical patients during a hospital stay. During 3 consecutive nights, patients (n = 110) self-reported sleep quality using the Verran and Snyder Sleep Scale (VSH) and potentially disruptive factors using items from the Factors Influencing Sleep Questionnaire (FISQ). Surgical patients, on the first night, received more procedural care (p = .001), less sedative medication (p < .001), reported more sleep disturbance (p = .02… CONTINUE READING

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