Assessment of sleep quality/quality of life and affecting factors ın nurses working ın child ıntensıve care unıt
Keywords:Beck depression scale, nurse, pediatric intensive care unit, sleep quality
Background: Insomnia, deterioration of sleep rhythm, deterioration of sleeping integrity, and involuntary movements in sleep impairs the life quality of nurses and also negatively affects working efficiency. Aim: We aimed to evaluate the complaints of sleep disorders with both subjective and objective tests among nurses working in the intensive care unit and compare these complaints with nurses working in policlinic and other services. Study Design: This was a cross-sectional study. Methods: The study was designed a cross-sectional study on nurses working at University Medical Faculty between April and May 2017 using different forms. The bivariate and partial correlation tests were used to analyze the correlations between parameters. Univariate and multiple binary logistic regression analyses were performed to estimate influencing effects of multiple variables on beck depression scale (BDS), Epworth sleepiness scale, and Pittsburgh sleep quality index scales. A two-sided P < 0.05 was considered statistically significant. Results: Among the 44 shift-working nurse participants, 31.8% were 25–29 years old, 31.8% were 30–34 years old, 13.6% were 35–39 years old, and 22.8% were ≥40 years old. Their average age was 30.5 years old. (min: 22 - max:46) In our study, BDS score of the nurses working in pediatric intensive care unit was higher than the nurses working in service and polyclinics. (P < 0.01) In addition, intensive care nurses can be said to be more stressful than other units because of the need for emergency intervention and precise follow-up and the presence of more patients and workload. We found that nurses working in the ICU are significantly more sleepy than nurses on the floor. Among nurses, current or previous night work experience was associated with more caseness of insomnia than no night work experience. Conclusion: It should be taken into consideration that the service provided by health personnel may affect human health very seriously. Therefore, this issue should be approached in consideration of how seriously the performance of sleep disorders will affect their performance.
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