Journal article

Subjective sleep disturbances and quality of life in chronic tetraplegia

J Spong, M Graco, DJ Brown, R Schembri, DJ Berlowitz

SPINAL CORD | NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2015

Abstract

STUDY DESIGN: This is a cross-sectional survey. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to evaluate the subjective sleep disturbances and quality of life in chronic tetraplegia. SETTING: This study was conducted in a community sample from Victoria, Australia. METHODS: People with tetraplegia were mailed a survey battery including the following: demographic questions; Karolinska Sleepiness Scale (KSS); Basic Nordic Sleepiness Questionnaire; Functional Outcomes of Sleep Questionnaire (FOSQ); Multivariate Apnoea Prediction Index and Assessment of Quality of Life (AQoL) Questionnaire. Scores were compared with the best available normative data. RESULTS: A total of 163 of 424 (38%) surveys we..

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