AB 5. Sleep quality, quality of life, and sleep disorders in patients with end-stage renal disease undergoing long-term haemodialysis
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AB 5. Sleep quality, quality of life, and sleep disorders in patients with end-stage renal disease undergoing long-term haemodialysis

Evangelia Nena1, Eleftheria Kroustallaki1, Paschalis Steiropoulos2, Maria Xanthoudaki2, Vassileios Vargemezis3, Demosthenes Bouros1

1Nursing School, Technological and Educational Institute of Kavala, Department of Didymoteicho, Greece; 2Department of Pneumonology, Medical School, Democritus University of Thrace, Alexandroupolis, Greece; 3Department of Nephrology, Medical School, Democritus University of Thrace, Alexandroupolis, Greece


Abstract

Background Sleep disturbances are commonly reported by patients with end- stage renal disease undergoing dialysis. The aim of this study was to assess sleep quality and quality of life and to examine the prevalence of sleep disorders in a group of uremic patients on maintenance dialysis.

Patients and methods Enrolled were 92 patients on maintenance dialysis, to whom 5 different questionnaires were distributed, examining sleep characteristics and quality of life [Athens Insomnia Scale (AIS), Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS), Pittsburg Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), IRLS-Study group questionnaire, WHO-5 Well Being Index].

Results Low sleep quality was reported by 42 patients (45.7%), and insomnia by 28.3% (n=26). Additionally, Restless Legs Syndrome was reported by 42.4% (n=39). On the contrary, only one patient had an ESS score, indicative of excessive daytime sleepiness. Finally, 32 patients (34.8%) had a score indicative of low quality of life in WHO-5 questionnaire.

Conclusions A significant presence of sleep disorders among haemodialysis patients was recorded. Still, further studies using polysomnographic records are necessary to confirm these results.

J Thorac Dis 2012 ;4(Suppl 1) DOI: 10.3978/j.issn.2072-1439.2012.s109

Cite this abstract as: Nena E, Kroustallaki E, Steiropoulos P, Xanthoudaki M, Vargemezis V, Bouros D. Sleep quality, quality of life, and sleep disorders in patients with end-stage renal disease undergoing long-term haemodialysis. J Thorac Dis 2012;4(S1):AB5. DOI: 10.3978/j.issn.2072-1439.2012.s109

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