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J Cyst Fibros. 2009 Sep;8(5):321-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jcf.2009.07.004. Epub 2009 Aug 8.

Patient-reported pain and impaired sleep quality in adult patients with cystic fibrosis.

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Department of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, 29425, United States. flumepa@musc.edu

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Sleep impairment has been described in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). Pain is a known cause of sleep disturbance and as pain is commonly reported in patients with CF, we sought to find an association between impaired sleep quality and pain.

METHODS:

Fifty adult CF patients completed surveys of pain and sleep quality. The results were analyzed with additional clinical data including age, sex, nutritional status, and lung function.

RESULTS:

Thirty-two patients (64%) reported recent pain and 33 patients (66%) reported abnormal sleep quality. The patients with pain report worse sleep quality than those without pain (p=0.006). There was a strong correlation between impaired sleep quality and pain (p<0.0001).

CONCLUSIONS:

We found that pain and poor sleep quality are reported in a majority of adult CF patients and there is a strong correlation between the two. This will have important clinical implications in the evaluation and treatment of adult patients.

PMID:
19665944
DOI:
10.1016/j.jcf.2009.07.004
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