Journal article

The Prevalence of Sleep Disturbances and Sleep Quality in Older Chinese Adults: A Comprehensive Meta-Analysis

Li Lu, Shi-Bin Wang, Wenwang Rao, Qinge Zhang, Gabor S Ungvari, Chee H Ng, Changgui Kou, Fu-Jun Jia, Yu-Tao Xiang

Behavioral Sleep Medicine | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2019


OBJECTIVE: This is a meta-analysis of the pooled prevalence of insomnia-specific sleep disturbances (sleep disturbances thereafter) and sleep quality in older Chinese adults. METHOD: Both English (PubMed, Embase and PsycINFO) and Chinese (Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure [CNKI], WanFang and SinoMed) databases were systematically searched. Data extraction and quality assessment were independently performed by two investigators. Random-effects model was performed to pool the prevalence of sleep disturbances and sleep quality. Subgroup and meta-regression analyses were performed to explore the source of heterogeneity. Funnel plots, Egger's regression model, and Begg's test were used to..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the University of Macau [SRG2014-00019-FHS; MYRG2015-00230-FHS; MYRG2016-00]. The University of Macau had no role in the study design, generating or interpreting the results, or publication of the study.