Sleep disturbance in patients with cancer

Al Maqbali, Mohammed (2020) Sleep disturbance in patients with cancer. Journal of Integrative Nursing, 2 (4). p. 153. ISSN 2663-4481

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Patients diagnosed with cancer often experience sleep disturbance in the form of poor sleep patterns or insomnia that can start on diagnosis and continue until the end of the individual's life. The aim of this review is to discuss current definitions and theories of sleep disturbance, its prevalence, the underlying physiological and psychological correlates, measurement scales, and possible intervention and management strateg?ies. Equally important, regular assessment is worthwhile for sleep disturbance and quality of life among cancer patients. Therefore, it is advisable for health-care professionals to conduct regular assessment of sleep disturbance for cancer patients and provide appropriate management.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Definition, etiology, prevalence, risk factors, scale, sleep disturbance
Subjects: B700 Nursing
B900 Others in Subjects allied to Medicine
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Nursing, Midwifery and Health
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2021 12:01
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2021 12:15

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