Determination of Sleep Quality and Affecting Factors in COPD Patients


Çuvalci B. , Hintistan S.

Future Visions Journal, vol.5, no.1, pp.39-45, 2021 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.29345/futvis.166
  • Title of Journal : Future Visions Journal
  • Page Numbers: pp.39-45

Abstract

Patients with Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) often have difficulties in falling and remaining a sleep due to obstruction of their air passages. In these patients, the sleep quality can be improved by determining and regulating the factors affecting sleep quality. This study was carried out to determine the sleep quality and related factors of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This descriptive and cross-sectional study was conducted between January 2014 and January 2015 with 80 COPD inpatients in the Chest Disease Clinic of Farabi Hospital, Faculty of Medicine of Karadeniz Technical University of Trabzon. Data were collected using face to face interview technique with Patient Information Form and Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI). Number, percentage, mean, Mann-Whitney U and Kruskal-Wallis Analysis of Variance tests were used to evaluate the data. The global PSQI score of patients was 9.38±3.17 and sleep quality of 97.5% of patients was poor. There was a statistically significant difference between “the sleep quality” with “gender, comorbid chronic diseases, experiencing drug-related side effects, exercising to alleviate COPD symptoms, shortness of breath, sleep location, type of bed, cleaning secretions before sleeping, interrupted sleep, using COPD aids while sleeping and difficulties in daily activities due to sleep problems” of COPD patients (p=0.000). This study showed that the sleep quality of COPD patients was very poor. Interventions should be planned and implemented to improve the factors that negatively affect sleep quality in COPD patients.