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Dissertation Chapters | Medical Surgical | India | Volume 5 Issue 4, April 2016
Effectiveness of Sleep Management Strategies in Reducing Insomnia among Elderly in Selected Hospital at Chennai
V. Hemavathy  | Lincy.S 
Abstract: BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY, Seep is a part of the rhythm life. Without a good sleep, the body loses the ability to revitalize, the mind is less adapted and ones mood is altered. Normal aging changes conspire to interfere with the quality of a sleep, while health and medication use can affect the sleep patterns in a negative manner. OBJECTIVES. To determine the pre test and post test level of insomnia among elderly. To determine the sleep management strategies in reducing insomnia among elderly. To find out the correlation between the effectiveness of sleep management strategies in reducing insomnia among elderly with the selected demographic variables. (Age, Sex, Religion, Marital status, Support system, Duration of sleep per day, Sleep habits, Education) HYPOTHESIS. There is a significant improvement between pre test and post test by sleep management strategies in reducing insomnia among elderly. There will be a significant association between the post test level of the insomnia among elderly and their selected demographic variables. (Age, sex, Religion, Marital status, support system, Duration of sleep per day, sleep habits, Education. ) METHODOLOGY one group pre-test and post-test design was selected for this study. convenient sampling technique was used for the study. FINAL RESULT AND CONCLUSION In the pre test the level of insomnia among selected 30 samples 6 (20 %) Of them had mild insomnia and 21 (70 %) of them had moderate insomnia and 3 (10 %) had severe insomnia. In the post test level of insomnia 14 (46.7 %) of them had mild insomnia and 16 (53.3 %) had moderate insomnia. The effectiveness of sleep management strategies in reducing insomnia among elderly using paired t test shows 14 significant at the level of P <0.05 Which implying that there was significant decrease in the level of insomnia in the post test
Keywords: insomnia, effectiveness, sleep management strategies, elderly, hospital
Edition: Volume 5 Issue 4, April 2016,
Pages: 980 - 981
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