The aging population of the world is increasing. One of the problems that occur along with age is sleep disorder, leading to a gradual decrease in the quality of life in the elderly. The aim of this study was to evaluate the quality of sleep and related factors in the elderly patients hospitalized in Imam Khomeini Hospital of Khalkhal in 2016.
The present study was a descriptive-analytic study, performed on 409 elderly patients admitted to Imam Khomeini Hospital in Khalkhal city in 2016. Data collection tool was a Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Questionnaire. Data were analyzed using SPSS software.
The findings of this study showed that the mean and standard deviation of total sleep quality score of participants in the study was 8.61±3.31. The average sleep quality score in women was higher than men and men had better sleep quality, however, no significant differences was observed between two genders. The relationship between demographic variables and sleep quality in the elderly showed no significant relationship between age and number of children with sleep quality. There were significant relationships between other variables such as marital status, occupation type, income level and hospitalization unit with sleep quality (p<0.05).
The results of this study indicated that the sleep quality of elderly patients in studied hospital was low and directly related to some of the underlying variables. So, it is necessary to take measures in hospitals to reduce sleep disorders.
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