Prevalence of Sleep Disturbance in Patients with Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Al Maqbali, Mohammed, Al Sinani, Mohammed, Gleason, Alexander and Alsayed, Ahmad (2022) Prevalence of Sleep Disturbance in Patients with Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Clinical Nursing Research. ISSN 1054-7738 (In Press)

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Sleep disturbance is one of the most common and troubling symptoms that harm the quality of life throughout all phases of treatment and stages of the illness among patients with cancer. The aim of this meta-analysis is to examine the present status of sleep disturbance prevalence in patients with cancer. The following databases were searched: PubMed, CINAHL, MEDLINE, EMBASE, PsycINFO, from inception to April 2021. Prevalence rates were pooled with meta-analysis using a random-effects model. A total of one hundred and sixty studies (N=46,279) published between 1998 and 2021 met the inclusion criteria. The overall prevalence of sleep disturbance was 60.7 (26,448/46,279 participants, 95 CI 58.1 to 63.3) with significant heterogeneity between studies (p< 0.000, τ2 = 0.0000, I2 = 96.4). This meta-analysis highlights the importance of developing optimal monitoring strategies to reduce sleep disturbance and improve the quality of life of cancer patients.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Prevalence, Sleep Disturbance, Insomnia, Cancer, Meta-Analysis
Subjects: B900 Others in Subjects allied to Medicine
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Nursing, Midwifery and Health
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2022 09:22
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2022 09:29

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