Tags

Type your tag names separated by a space and hit enter

Bereaved caregivers' descriptions of sleep: impact on daily life and the bereavement process.
Oncol Nurs Forum. 2005 Jul 01; 32(4):741.ON

Abstract

PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES

To describe how sleep and bereavement may be related in family caregivers.

DESIGN

Descriptive and qualitative.

SETTING

Participants' homes.

SAMPLE

9 adults with no previous diagnoses of clinical depression or sleep disorders who had been providing care to family members who died in the previous six months.

METHODS

Participants provided narrative accounts of sleep quality, bereavement, and daily functioning since the death of their family members. Participants' sleep quality and depressive symptoms also were measured with the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) and Center for Epidemiological Studies-Depression Scale (CES-D).

MAIN RESEARCH VARIABLES

Sleep quality, depressive symptoms, bereavement, and daily functioning.

FINDINGS

Narratives revealed five themes: nightmares, wake after sleep onset, scheduling, daily life, and bereavement. Participants scored high on the PSQI and CES-D.

CONCLUSIONS

Sleep quality appears to affect bereavement and daily functioning. Participants reported severe levels of sleep disturbance and depressive symptoms.

IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING

Studies are needed to explore sleep quality in bereaved caregivers and to examine the relationship between sleep quality and an individual's ability to accomplish the tasks of bereavement.

Authors+Show Affiliations

School of Nursing, University of Texas, Austin, USA. pcarter@mail.nur.utexas.edu

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15990901

Citation

Carter, Patricia A.. "Bereaved Caregivers' Descriptions of Sleep: Impact On Daily Life and the Bereavement Process." Oncology Nursing Forum, vol. 32, no. 4, 2005, p. 741.
Carter PA. Bereaved caregivers' descriptions of sleep: impact on daily life and the bereavement process. Oncol Nurs Forum. 2005;32(4):741.
Carter, P. A. (2005). Bereaved caregivers' descriptions of sleep: impact on daily life and the bereavement process. Oncology Nursing Forum, 32(4), 741.
Carter PA. Bereaved Caregivers' Descriptions of Sleep: Impact On Daily Life and the Bereavement Process. Oncol Nurs Forum. 2005 Jul 1;32(4):741. PubMed PMID: 15990901.
* Article titles in AMA citation format should be in sentence-case
TY - JOUR T1 - Bereaved caregivers' descriptions of sleep: impact on daily life and the bereavement process. A1 - Carter,Patricia A, Y1 - 2005/07/01/ PY - 2005/7/2/pubmed PY - 2006/4/28/medline PY - 2005/7/2/entrez SP - 741 EP - 741 JF - Oncology nursing forum JO - Oncol Nurs Forum VL - 32 IS - 4 N2 - PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To describe how sleep and bereavement may be related in family caregivers. DESIGN: Descriptive and qualitative. SETTING: Participants' homes. SAMPLE: 9 adults with no previous diagnoses of clinical depression or sleep disorders who had been providing care to family members who died in the previous six months. METHODS: Participants provided narrative accounts of sleep quality, bereavement, and daily functioning since the death of their family members. Participants' sleep quality and depressive symptoms also were measured with the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) and Center for Epidemiological Studies-Depression Scale (CES-D). MAIN RESEARCH VARIABLES: Sleep quality, depressive symptoms, bereavement, and daily functioning. FINDINGS: Narratives revealed five themes: nightmares, wake after sleep onset, scheduling, daily life, and bereavement. Participants scored high on the PSQI and CES-D. CONCLUSIONS: Sleep quality appears to affect bereavement and daily functioning. Participants reported severe levels of sleep disturbance and depressive symptoms. IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING: Studies are needed to explore sleep quality in bereaved caregivers and to examine the relationship between sleep quality and an individual's ability to accomplish the tasks of bereavement. SN - 1538-0688 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/15990901/Bereaved_caregivers'_descriptions_of_sleep:_impact_on_daily_life_and_the_bereavement_process_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -