Home|Journals|Articles by Year|Audio Abstracts RSS - TOC
 

Original Research



Sleep Disturbances in Patients With Malignancy and Non-Malignancy

Hakan Atalay, Naz Berfu Akbas, Cengiz Pata, Basak Oyan Uluc.




Abstract

Objective: Aim of the study was to evaluate sleep quality in a small sample of patients with gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) comparing them with the patients under treatment in oncology department. Method: Forty-eight patients were included in the study, 22 of them were recruited from the oncology department (oncology patients: OnPs) and 26 from the gastroenterology department (gastroenterology patients: GEPs) at a university hospital. By senior psychology students, the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale and the Pittsburg Sleep Quality Index were administered to the patients. Results: There was no significant difference between the two groups regarding anxiety and depression scores of the patients and their total sleep quality scores. Nevertheless, it has been found that GEPs had higher anxiety scores than OnPs. Conclusion: The regression analysis demonstrated that sleep quality scores are determined only by anxiety scores and that being an oncology or gastroenterology patients, being at a certain age, or gender have no effect on total sleep quality scores.

Key words: Sleep, Gastro-esophageal reflux disease, Malignancy, Anxiety, Depression






Full-text options


Share this Article



Online Article Submission
• ejmanager.com
• ojshosting.net




eJManager.com
Review(er)s Central
JournalList
About BiblioMed
License Information
Terms & Conditions
Privacy Policy
Contact Us

The articles in Bibliomed are open access articles licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited.