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"They can rest at home": An observational study of patients' quality of sleep in an Australian hospital

Delaney, Lori; Currie, Marian; Huang, Hsin-Chia; Lopez, Violeta; Van Haren, Frank


Background: Poor sleep is known to adversely affect hospital patients' recovery and rehabilitation. The aim of the study was to investigate the perceived duration and quality of patient sleep and identify any environmental factors associated with patient-reported poor sleep in hospital. Method: A cross-sectional study was conducted involving 15 clinical units within a 672-bed tertiary-referral hospital in Australia. Semi-structured interviews to determine perceptions of sleep quantity and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: BMC Health Services Research
DOI: 10.1186/s12913-018-3201-z
Access Rights: Open Access


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