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Browsing Articles publicats (IRBLleida) by Author "Abad Corpa, Eva"
(Springer Nature, 2022) Bellon, Filip; Stremler, Robyn; Rubinat, Esther; Padilla Martínez, Julia M.; Casado Ramírez, Elvira; Sánchez Ortuño, Montserrat; Gea Sánchez, Montserrat; Martin Vaquero, Yolanda; Moreno-Casbas, Maria Teresa; Abad Corpa, Eva
Sleep is a complex process and is needed both in health and illness. Deprivation of sleep is known to have multiple negative physiological efects on people’s bodies and minds. Despite the awareness of these harmful efects, previous studies have shown that sleep is poor among hospitalised patients. We utilized an observational design with 343 patients recruited from medical and surgical units in 12 hospitals located in nine Spanish regions. Sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of patients were collected. Sleep quality at admission and during hospitalisation was measured by the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index. Sleep quantity was self-reported by patients in hours and minutes. Mean PSQI score before and during hospitalisation were respectively 8.62± 4.49 and 11.31 ± 4.04. Also, inpatients slept about an hour less during their hospital stay. Lower educational level, sedative medication intake, and multi-morbidity was shown to be associated with poorer sleep quality during hospitalisation. A higher level of habitual physical activity has shown to correlate positively with sleep quality in hospital. Our study showed poor sleep quality and quantity of inpatients and a drastic deterioration of sleep in hospital versus at home. These results may be helpful in drawing attention to patients’ sleep in hospitals and encouraging interventions to improve sleep.