Prevalence of Sleep Disturbances and Their Associations With Demographic and Clinical Characteristics and Quality of Life in Older Adults in Macao

Bernice O.C.Lam Nogueira, Lu Li, Li Rong Meng, Gabor S. Ungvari, Brent P. Forester, Helen F.K. Chiu, Kenny C.F. Kuok, Linda Tran, Zhao Min Liu, Yu Tao Xiang

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Abstract

PURPOSE: To examine the prevalence of sleep disturbances (difficulty initiating sleep [DIS], difficulty maintaining sleep [DMS], and early morning awakening [EMA]), their socio-demographic and clinical correlates, and quality of life (QOL) in older adults in Macao. DESIGN AND METHODS: Four hundred fifty-one subjects were interviewed using standardized instruments. FINDINGS: The prevalence of at least one type of sleep disturbance was 38.1%; the figures of DIS, DMS, and EMA were 18.6, 31.3, and 23.9%, respectively. Female sex and depressive symptoms were independently associated with more frequent sleep disturbances. Sleep disturbances were independently associated with lower physical QOL. PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS: Sleep disturbances are common in older adults in Macao. Appropriate strategies should be implemented to prevent and treat sleep disturbances and concerted attempts should be made to improve access to treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)46-53
Number of pages8
JournalPerspectives in Psychiatric Care
Volume54
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2018

Keywords

  • Depressive symptoms
  • Macao
  • older adults
  • quality of life
  • sleep disturbance

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