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J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 2008 Nov-Dec;37(6):715-21. doi: 10.1111/j.1552-6909.2008.00297.x.

Sleep characteristics in hospitalized antepartum patients.

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Research and Professional Development Department of Nursing Administration, Sharp Grossmont Hospital, La Mesa, CA 91942, USA. ana-maria.gallo@sharp.com

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To describe sleep characteristics in high-risk antepartum inpatients.

DESIGN:

Prospective descriptive design.

SETTING:

Tertiary hospital in southern California.

PARTICIPANTS:

A convenience sample of 39 antepartum women.

METHODS:

Data were collected from participants' medical records, questionnaires (General Sleep Disturbance Scale), actigraphy on days 3 to 4 after admission, and a sleep diary that included reasons for awakening and morning and evening fatigue ratings.

RESULTS:

Week gestation ranged from 24 to 35 weeks. Sleep time varied from 310 to 492 minutes and averaged 6.7 hours/night. The women were awakened 9 to 32 times/night and averaged 18 awakenings. They napped an average of 124 minutes throughout the day. Women averaged 3.9 on the General Sleep Disturbance Scale when retrospectively considering 7 days before hospitalization and scored 4.1 when considering the current 3 days of hospitalization. In the diary, most rated their sleep quality as Fairly Good or Very Good (62%-71%), but 29% said Very Bad on night 2, and 38% said Very Bad on night 3.

CONCLUSION:

Frequent interruptions during the night do not allow for mothers to receive the restorative sleep they need.

PMID:
19012722
PMCID:
PMC2620219
DOI:
10.1111/j.1552-6909.2008.00297.x
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