Quality of sleep in chronic kidney disease patients undergoing dialysis: the effect of demographic and clinical characteristics

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Κατεύθυνση Οργάνωση & Διαχείριση ανακουφιστικής & υποστηρικτικής φροντίδας χρονίως πασχόντων
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Psychogiou Anastasia
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Ζυγογιάννη Άννα, Επίκουρη Καθηγήτρια, Ιατρική Σχολή, ΕΚΠΑ
Μυστακίδου Κυριακή, Καθηγήτρια, Ιατρική Σχολή, ΕΚΠΑ
Κουλουλίας Βασίλειος, Καθηγητής, Ιατρική Σχολή, ΕΚΠΑ
Original Title:
Η ποιότητα ύπνου σε ασθενείς με χρόνια νεφρική ανεπάρκεια που υποβάλλονται σε αιμοκάθαρση: η επίδραση των δημογραφικών και κλινικών χαρακτηριστικών τους
Translated title:
Quality of sleep in chronic kidney disease patients undergoing dialysis: the effect of demographic and clinical characteristics
Introduction: Patients with chronic renal failure undergoing haemodialysis have sleep disorders that burden them psychologically and affect their quality of life.
Aim: The aim of this study is to investigate the factors that affect the sleep quality of patients undergoing haemodialysis.
Method: The study is carried out with a cross-sectional perspective. In the study participated 120 patients who underwent haemodialysis for at least one year. The questionnaires used are five: The HADS (Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale) questionnaire, the BPI (Brief Pain Inventory), the PSQI (Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index), the Mos Social Support Survey, and a demographic questionnaire.
Results: According to the research findings, there is a statistically significant correlation between sleep quality and depression, social networking, age and having children. There is also a correlation between sleep quality and haemodialysis route, as well as education. No significant association was found between sleep and haemodialysis duration, sex, and comorbidities. In the present study patients did not report pain, so there was no corresponding correlation.
Conclusions: Several demographic and clinical factors affect the quality of sleep, while the latter is directly related to depression. The symptoms of depression are often under-diagnosed by the treating physicians. Palliative care for chronic kidney disease patients begins with diagnosis and becomes more important as the disease progresses to the final stage. Through a holistic approach, the needs of haemodialysis patients will be better addressed.
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Health Sciences
Patients, Haemodialysis, Depression, Sleep disorders, Quality of life
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