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Keywords

biomotion sensors, cystic fibrosis, Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index, pulmonary hypertension, Richards-Campbell Sleep Questionnaire, sleep hygiene, sleep quality

 

Authors

  1. Dobson, Linda BSN, RN
  2. Stutzman, Sonja E. PhD
  3. Hicks, Amber D. MBA
  4. Olson, DaiWai M. PhD, RN

Abstract:

Purpose: This study assessed the effectiveness of patient-directed interventions for improving sleep quality in patients with cystic fibrosis and pulmonary hypertension.

 

Methods: A nonrandomized, prospective pilot study was used to monitor the effectiveness of patient-initiated sleep preferences in 15 hospitalized patients.

 

Results: During their stay, 53.3% of patients reported better sleep associated with the intervention, supporting the need for and efficacy of patient-driven sleep interventions.

 

Conclusion: Patients unanimously recognized the need for sleep interventions and were open to seeking a good sleep hygiene regimen to improve their sleep quality while in the hospital.