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Original Research Article

Year: 2017 | Month: April | Volume: 7 | Issue: 4 | Pages: 317-324

Assessment of Quality of Sleep and Perceived Sleep Distracters among Hospitalised Patients

Sayyeda Sakina Maryam1, Bindu Shaiju2, Neha John3

1M.sc Nursing 2nd year student, 2Assistant Professor, 3Nursing Tutor,
Rufaida College of Nursing, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi.

Corresponding Author: Ms. Sayyeda Sakina Maryam


Topic: A comparative study to assess quality of sleep and perceived sleep distracters among hospitalised patients in selected private and government hospital of Delhi.
Objectives: The study aimed to assess and compare the quality of sleep and perceived sleep distracters among hospitalized patients in a selected government and private hospital of Delhi, to seek association between the quality of sleep and selected demographic variables and to develop and disseminate guidelines among nursing personnel.
Methods: A comparative study was conducted on a convenience sample of 100 patients admitted in general medical wards of selected private and government hospital of Delhi. The data was gathered through structured interview schedule from October to November 2016. Data analysis was done through descriptive and inferential statistics.
Results/findings: Result revealed that most of the patients in both the hospitals experienced moderately disturbed sleep and there was no significant relationship between the quality of sleep of patients admitted in government and private hospital. The result also showed that environmental factors are the main reason of disturbed sleep in both the hospitals but physical factors ranked third in government hospital and second in private hospital whereas, psychological factors ranked second in government hospital and third in private hospital.
Conclusion: Deteriorated quality of sleep in hospitalized patients may delay the recovery from illness and has serious impact on overall health of the patients. However, in India such studies are limited and need further exploration. Nursing interventions for reducing sleep disturbing factors are suggested.

Key words: Quality of sleep, perceived sleep distracters, hospitalized patients.

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