Lifestyles habits and sleep quality in patients over the age of 65 attending community pharmacies
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- Journal Article
- Latin American Journal of Pharmacy, 2014, 33 (5), pp. 739 - 745
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The objective of the present study was to quantify the relationship between the frequency of certain lifestyle habits and sleep quality in patients over 65 years of age in community pharmacies. A cross-sectional, descriptive, observational study was developed, including patients over the age of 65 who visited the community pharmacy for any reason. All patients completed the "Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index" questionnaire plus some items designed to measure the frequency of performing certain lifestyle habits in the month prior to the interview. A multivariate linear regression analysis was performed. Sleep quality is significantly associated with gender (p = 0.008), taking hypnotics (p < 0.001), falling asleep unintentionally during the day (p < 0.001), going to bed in an irritated or worried mood (p < 0.001), keeping a bedtime routine (p = 0.041), sleeping in a room that has a suitable temperature (p = 0.003) and being disturbed by something or someone during the night (p = 0.032).
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