Journal article

Comparison of Sleep Disturbances Between Older Nursing Home Residents in High- and Low-Altitude Areas

Shou Liu, Ines HI Chow, Li Lu, Yan-Ming Ren, Hui-Lian Yang, Sheng-Yan Jian, Chee H Ng, Gabor S Ungvari, Fei Wang, Yu-Tao Xiang

Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2019


BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: This study compared sleep disturbances between older adults living in nursing home located in high- and low-altitude areas and explored the association between sleep disturbances and quality of life (QoL). METHOD: In total, 207 participants living in a high-altitude area and 437 participants in a low-altitude area were included. Sleep disturbances (ie, difficulty in initiating sleep, difficulty in maintaining sleep, and early morning awakening) were measured using standardized questions. The independent demographic and clinical correlates of sleep disturbances in high-altitude area were examined using multiple logistic regression analyses. Each type of sleep disturb..

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Awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China

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Awarded by University of Macau

Funding Acknowledgements

The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: The study was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (81860606), the National Ministry of Education (14YJCZH101), the Qinghai Province Government on the Plan of Thousands of High Level of Innovative Talents, and the University of Macau (MYRG2016-00005-FHS; MYRG2019-00066-FHS).