The use of non-prescription sleep products in the elderly.

@article{Sproule1999TheUO,
  title={The use of non-prescription sleep products in the elderly.},
  author={Beth A. Sproule and Usoa E. Busto and Chris Buckle and Nathan Herrmann and Sam Bowles},
  journal={International journal of geriatric psychiatry},
  year={1999},
  volume={14 10},
  pages={851-7}
}
UNLABELLED While sleep disorders are common in the elderly, the use of non-prescription products for sleep in this population has not been fully evaluated. The objectives of this project were to assess the use, perceived effectiveness and toxicity of non-prescription sleep products in an ambulatory elderly population. METHODS A self-administered 20-question survey was distributed to seniors, aged 60 years or more, during hospital or pharmacy visits. RESULTS Of the total respondents (N=176… CONTINUE READING

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