Sleep hygiene use in a psychiatry outpatient setting

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/127426
Title:
Sleep hygiene use in a psychiatry outpatient setting
Authors:
Lyne, J; Quinlivan, CA; Byrne, K
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal
Journal:
Irish Medical Journal
Issue Date:
Feb-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/127426
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Non-pharmacological measures are recommended prior to use of hypnotics in the latest NICE guidance. This study investigated if non-pharmacological measures are utilised prior to hypnotic prescribing in a general adult psychiatry outpatient setting, and further reviewed patientâ s sleep quality following implementation of sleep hygiene education. Interviews were conducted with 85 patients, and poor adherence with NICE guidance was found among the 74 (87%) patients previously prescribed a hypnotic. Just five (6.8%) patients recalled use of non-pharmacological measures prior to hypnotic prescription, 47 (63.5%) indicated non-pharmacological measures had not been discussed, while a further 22 (29.7%) could not remember. Improvement in Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index scores following implementation of sleep hygiene education was also noted (P = 0.03). These findings suggest that increased awareness of sleep hygiene education for clinicians may be beneficial.
Keywords:
SLEEP; HYGIENE; PSYCHIATRY; HYPNOTHERAPY
Local subject classification:
ADULT PSYCHIATRY; HYPNOSIS
Sponsors:
Reproduced with funding from the Irish Medical Journal

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorLyne, Jen
dc.contributor.authorQuinlivan, CAen
dc.contributor.authorByrne, Ken
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-06T13:13:23Z-
dc.date.available2011-04-06T13:13:23Z-
dc.date.issued2011-02-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/127426-
dc.descriptionNon-pharmacological measures are recommended prior to use of hypnotics in the latest NICE guidance. This study investigated if non-pharmacological measures are utilised prior to hypnotic prescribing in a general adult psychiatry outpatient setting, and further reviewed patientâ s sleep quality following implementation of sleep hygiene education. Interviews were conducted with 85 patients, and poor adherence with NICE guidance was found among the 74 (87%) patients previously prescribed a hypnotic. Just five (6.8%) patients recalled use of non-pharmacological measures prior to hypnotic prescription, 47 (63.5%) indicated non-pharmacological measures had not been discussed, while a further 22 (29.7%) could not remember. Improvement in Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index scores following implementation of sleep hygiene education was also noted (P = 0.03). These findings suggest that increased awareness of sleep hygiene education for clinicians may be beneficial.en
dc.description.sponsorshipReproduced with funding from the Irish Medical Journalen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen
dc.subjectSLEEPen
dc.subjectHYGIENEen
dc.subjectPSYCHIATRYen
dc.subjectHYPNOTHERAPYen
dc.subject.otherADULT PSYCHIATRYen
dc.subject.otherHYPNOSISen
dc.titleSleep hygiene use in a psychiatry outpatient settingen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journalen
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