MISC

2005年9月

The relationship between sleep disturbance and morale in Japanese elderly people

INTERNATIONAL PSYCHOGERIATRICS
  • A Ichimiya
  • ,
  • R Igata
  • ,
  • K Ogomori
  • ,
  • T Igata

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3
開始ページ
443
終了ページ
449
記述言語
英語
掲載種別
DOI
10.1017/S1041610205001560
出版者・発行元
CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS

Background: Complaints of sleep disturbance are common in elderly individuals. The quality of life (QOL) for people who have insomnia is thought to be worse than for those who do not have insomnia. In this study we investigated the influence of disturbed sleep on morale in elderly people who live independently.
Methods: A survey of the necessity of public nursing care for all those aged over 65 years was performed in Kumamoto city, Japan. Three hundred subjects from the elderly population living at home without special care were sampled at random and they filled out a questionnaire regarding sleep, psychiatric symptoms and attitudes towards their own aging.
Results: A logistic regression analysis found psychiatric symptoms and problems keeping awake to be independently related to a negative attitude towards one's own aging. Neither sleep, sex nor age demonstrated any relationship with the negative attitudes of elderly individuals.
Conclusion: Excessive daytime sleepiness is related to poor morale regardless of both the quality and quantity of sleep and psychiatric symptoms.

Web of Science ® 被引用回数 : 2

リンク情報
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1017/S1041610205001560
Web of Science
https://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=JSTA_CEL&SrcApp=J_Gate_JST&DestLinkType=FullRecord&KeyUT=WOS:000232519400008&DestApp=WOS_CPL