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Sleep Problems Before and After Acute Myocardial Infarction: A Comparative Study

Belgüzar Kara.

AIM: The purpose of this study was to compare patients’ sleep problems before and after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and also to determine factors affecting sleep problems in patients undergoing AMI.
METHOD: This cross-sectional study was conducted at the Coronary Intensive Care Unit in a training hospital between January 1 and April 30, 2007. The sample of the study was composed of 26 patients with a first-ever AMI. Data were collected by using a questionnaire to determine the patient and illness-related descriptive characteristics and the Post Sleep Inventory Scale (PSIS). The Shapiro-Wilks test, descriptive statistics, paired samples t test, Mann Whitney U test, Wilcoxon test, reliability analysis and correlation analysis were used to analyze the data.
RESULTS: The mean age of the study group was 53.2 ± 12.6 years and approximately 81% were males. The patients’ mean bedtime (t= -3.422, p= 0.001), quality of nocturnal sleep (t= -3.221, p= 0.001), awakening (t =-3.533, p

Key words: Acute myocardial infarction, nursing care, sleep.

Article Language: Turkish English

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