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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 21-25

Postmenopausal Women's Quality of Sleep and its Related Factors

1 Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Research Institute for Islamic and Complementary Medicine (RICM), Iran University of Medical Sciences; Faculty of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2 Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3 Faculty of Management and Medical Information Science, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Neda Nazem Ekbatani
M.Sc. in Midwifery, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, P. O. Box: 3751817417, Tehran
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Source of Support: Tehran University of Medical Siences,, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0976-7800.153611

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Aims: To asses self-reported sleep disturbance and its associated factors in 50-60-year-old Menopause women. Settings and Design: This cross sectional study included 700 healthy 50-60-year-old women volunteers who were postmenopausal for at least 1 year. The volunteers were interviewed after providing informed consent. The study questioner included two main aspects: Personal characteristics and the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI). Data were analyzed by using SPSS 14 software. Results: The mean sleep scale score was 7.84 ± 4.4. Significant correlations had seen between sleep disturbance and characteristics of occupational status, educational status, husband's occupational status, and economical status, and (P = 0.002). There were no significant correlation between sleep disturbance and other personal characteristics, such as age; partner's age; number of children; family size; consumption of tea, coffee, or cola. Conclusions: Sleep disturbance is common in menopausal women. Taking into account the sleep-related personal characteristics, suitable interventions should be taken to improve sleep quality, which is a very important for maintaining the quality of life.

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