What are the causes and consequences of impaired sleep quality during and following extended hospitalisation amongst older adults?
thesisposted on 02.11.2017 by AISLINN FELICITY LALOR
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Sleep is essential to everyone's health and wellbeing. Between 30-40% of people experience impaired sleep and is most common in older adults. Older adults also experience a higher number of hospitalisations in comparison to any other age group. This thesis aimed to investigate the causes and consequences of impaired sleep quality for older adults during and following hospital admission. Over 80% of older adults with self-reported poor sleep do not discuss it with any health professionals. This thesis has demonstrated that there is need for future research to justify effective and successful interventions to improve sleep quality for older adults.