Inlämning av Examensarbete / Submission of Thesis

Patrik Hellström Hal - 2011:23, pp. 23. HAL/Sektionen för hälsa, 2011.

The work

Författare / Author: Patrik Hellström
Titel / Title: Motion och sömnkvalitet hos äldre personer i en kommun i sydöstra Sverige
Abstrakt Abstract:

Background: The population of the world is getting older and in the year of 2020, 1.2 billion people will be 60 years or older. A common health complaint affecting the quality of life in elderly persons are sleep difficulties. Physical activity is claimed to improve sleep quality and the maintenance of a normal circadian rhythm. Several studies have shown positive effects of physical activity on sleep quality, still the evidence of physical activity as sleep-promoter is insufficient. Aim: The aim of this study was to investigate associations between physical activities and sleep quality in persons ≥60 years of age. Methods: The study had a cross-sectional design and the study sample consisted of persons ≥60 years. Nine hundred and forty-five persons were included in the study and the associations between physical activity and sleep quality as well as health and physical function were calculated through non-parametric statistics. Results: In this study 524 (55.4%) were female. Mean age for females was 74.3 years (SD10.3) respectively 72.8 years (SD 10.1) for men (p= 0.035), 71.2 % performed physical activities regularly and there were no differences between genders. Physical activity had the strongest correlations with decreased daytime sleep, younger age (<80 years) and less difficulty sleeping due to pain or itch. Conclusion: Regular physical activity had a positive association with sleep quality, health and physical function.

Ämnesord / Subject: Hälsa och vårdvetenskap - Health and Health science

Nyckelord / Keywords: elderly, persons, health, non-parametric tests, physical, activity, sleep, quality.

Publication info

Dokument id / Document id: houn-8hngs3
Program:/ Programme Magisterprogram i vårdvetenskap/Master of nursing science
Registreringsdatum / Date of registration: 06/09/2011
Uppsatstyp / Type of thesis: Magisterarbete/Master's Thesis (60 credits)


Handledare / Supervisor: Cecilia Fagerström
Examinator / Examiner: Göran Holst
Organisation / Organisation: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Institution / School: HAL/Sektionen för hälsa
S-371 41 Karlskrona
+46 455 38 50 00

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